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Comment by Tim Prapong on January 4, 2012 at 3:26pm

Hey, John. I finally can get my kick serve to touch the back fence after landing in the box. At the bottom though. Need to work on that limbo position and a deeper knee bend. :)

Comment by Tim Prapong on January 4, 2012 at 3:22pm

Thanks, John. I'm just a forty year old guy who picked up the racquet four years ago with ten years off. I taught myself everything in a "cow" town, or better yet, "railroad and warehouse" town. I'm just glad I can play. Maybe one day, I'll go and try a tournament this year and pay my dues. lol 

Comment by John Spoerl on January 4, 2012 at 3:18pm
You strike the ball well bro... I guess I don't know anything about the town. I was just reminded of the time hunter gallaway said he was the best 35 and over player in the country (he was ranked in USA tournaments at the time). Todd Stanley / Chris gherety let him know that they were in a small cow town in nor Cal .. and at the table there are 3 35+ guys and he is by far the worst. There are no d1college players or world ranked players in the area.
Comment by Tim Prapong on January 4, 2012 at 3:10pm

In San Bernardino, bro. I never said in all of So Cal. I'm probably the only guy who hits Western forehand in town.

Comment by John Spoerl on January 4, 2012 at 3:08pm
Socals even better than norcal! This can't be THE best :)
Comment by Tim Prapong on January 4, 2012 at 3:06pm

San Bernardino is a little town in So Cal. Sorry I missed them. I didn't know you'd be counting. lol Well, check out the other videos. I missed less at the beginning.

http://youtu.be/uoT8mne4lHE

http://youtu.be/OKCsKOnAc1Q

http://youtu.be/HvVmtdZ3-is

Comment by John Spoerl on January 4, 2012 at 2:58pm
This is really the best rally in all of San berdino? (An area in nor Cal) are you sure? I counted 10 topspin backhands... you missed 5
Comment by Tim Prapong on January 2, 2012 at 5:41pm

Round the world is a must with poly, I believe. Anything to keep the tension right where it is. 

I absolutely hate it when I hit a cannonball flat, and it comes hurtling back past me as I'm charging up. There's a kid that can do that with his forehand in San Bernardino. I swing my slice out wide and hard, then he rips around the right side of the ball and cranks it crosscourt. He doesn't even get sideways with his feet, and does that Djokovic toe forward skid and closes his shoulders at the same time, then uncoils nearly table top place. And these are slice serves hitting three or four feet up the side of the box!

Comment by Meags on January 2, 2012 at 5:29pm
Yeah totally agree, in my vantage I had to string it close to 60 lbs, it would just sit up, its a great string tho and I seem to have gotten it right, crank machine rtw string pattern no change in tension from mains to crosses, I don't have any problems.

Its difficult with our courts to stand too far back due to inconsistency of ball bounce and a tenancy to shoot thru. There are a couple of players I know who have a great ability to anticipate, they are very athletic and seem to get their racket to everything. No chance to chip and charge tho on our courts the ball shoots so you would have to have superior timing. My fave serve is out wide on the deuce or swinging down the t on the add, if you don't get this quite right then most right handers will have a good wack at that, using my power, often it goes no where or easy put away but often it goes flying in!
Comment by Tim Prapong on January 2, 2012 at 4:50pm

Solinco Tour Bite, a very great string! Only thing is I think with it in full set, it is too trampoliny. I can't drive my strokes like I want to. So I use it as a hybrid, either Dunlop synthetic gut (gold version), NRG2 or X-One Biphase. 

Well, that puts a ton of pressure on the returner if they already lost two points without a chance. What do they try to do, are some crazy enough to chip and charge or do they stay back 6 ft and take a swipe?

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