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Tim Prapong's Articles – July 2012 Archive (3)

The Advanced Forehand: Is your forehand more of a "driver" or more of a "hook" shot?

I was out practicing with a friend who plays 4.5 and open tournaments and leagues. I hadn't seen him in 8 months, and he had told me he had changed his forehand drastically. Originally, he had a Berasetegui type Extreme Western forehand grip, which would produced gobs of spin, but would not drive through the court much. He would wail upwards on the ball and…


Added by Tim Prapong on July 30, 2012 at 1:00am — 10 Comments

Using the SHOULDER BLADE for a more powerful MODERN BACKHAND!

Back is almost facing target on takeback

Closed and bladed at contact"

After contact, chest facing target:

pics from "smoothtennis" at …


Added by Tim Prapong on July 23, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

The REVOLUTIONARY UNIT TURN and how it can improve your game exponentially!

Here are two very good links to videos by famed and highly respected tennis coach Rick Macci discussing the UNIT TURN. The unit turn is one of the major changes in the modern pro tennis game. You don't have to be a pro to understand it either. …


Added by Tim Prapong on July 23, 2012 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

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