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Comment by Tim Prapong on December 14, 2011 at 5:05pm

I'll go out and make a video showing me soon. It's very difficult to explain in words when an image will do it better. Just got caught hitting with seniors today.

There's balance, weight shift, takeback, grip, shoulder turn, follow through, straight arm vs. bent arm, shoulder roll. The whole gamut. lol

Comment by Joe B. (BP, CA) on December 14, 2011 at 5:01pm

That is why I asked how you handle shoulder height balls, he he he!  BH is still my biggest weakness, as I can't get the timing down perfectly.  It has power at times, but definitely not yet a reliable weapon for me.

Comment by Tim Prapong on December 14, 2011 at 4:50pm

Haha! Well, the ball is outside the "power zone" for sure then. :)

Comment by Joe B. (BP, CA) on December 14, 2011 at 4:47pm

I was practicing last night, but bouncing the ball closer to my waist.  Funny thing is I kept hitting the net, ha ha ha! 

Comment by Tim Prapong on December 14, 2011 at 4:37pm

One thing I should've done is to swing my left leg around for weight transfer. But I was trying to just recover for the next self-feed to keep the clip short.

Comment by Tim Prapong on December 12, 2011 at 12:08pm

Ah, yes! When it gets around shoulder height, the takeback has to start higher, and the wrist has to fold over the ball. It still can be hit pretty aggressively, but the prep has to be there. I prefer the Kuerten style for the high balls, because the wrist already is "pre-folded" with a more closed grip.

I'll post a video where I show the difference between the two soon. It's just raining here. 

Comment by Joe B. (BP, CA) on December 12, 2011 at 10:43am

I would love to see this technique with a higher ball, say around shoulder height?

Comment by Tim Prapong on December 11, 2011 at 4:02pm

When someone decides to peck on your one hander, use this backhand to drive them back.

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