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

The single best blog on what makes Federer, Nadal and Djokovic forehands superior to other forehands!

Say no more. Because there is nothing more to be said after reading this article, which confirms my own experimentations with closed faced swings. 

If you read with a careful eye and truly absorb what is being said in the highly detailed 7 part blog on "A Roadmap to a Hall-of-Fame…


Added by Tim Prapong on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Post thoughts on the ATP World Tour Finals: the value of defensive tennis and will American tennis ever break into the top 4, WTA or ATP?

     Tennis has gone from winning points to conserving points. But that's what is to be expected with better racquets. To be able to stay in the point longer. Sampras used to win a quick easy points with a big serve, serve and volley, or down the line screamer with his running forehand.

     And Federer is partly of this school.…


Added by Tim Prapong on November 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

What is angular momentum and why do Federer, Nadal and Djokovic use it?

We hear often that the new mechanics in tennis is the "modern forehand". What makes for the "modern"? Then there is invariably the mention of angular momentum. How does this apply to tennis? 

There has been a change in how the forehand swing is shaped, and the top guys of today hit the forehand much differently from how the top forehand hitters did in the…


Added by Tim Prapong on November 6, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

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