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Comment by Tim Prapong on July 23, 2012 at 12:48am

Read about the unit turn:

Roger Federer uses full upper body rotation in his forehand, meaning he engages his entire body in the motion. It begins once his body has coiled, moments before contact, Federer releases all of the energy Federer is not intending on taking a huge backswing, rather he is actually more concerned about getting a full "coil" during his unit turn, where he can then unleash all of that power into the shot later on. 

Tennis Takeback and Backswing Shape


As Federer completes the unit turn, he makes sure that he is still not abruptly taking a huge backswing. Federer's takeback resembles an upwards arc. The shape of his backswing is not loopy, or circular based as is on some of the other pro forehands on tour. Although, the shape of his backswing appears to be relatively high, he doesn't take his racket back behind his body. The swing stays on the same side of the body. This type of backswing, where the hand and arm stays on his right side of his body gives him more efficiency and better timing. 

http://www.optimumtennis.net/roger-federer-forehand-analysis.htm

Also read what highly respected tennis coach Rick Macci says about the unit turn. He explains about the nondominant arm and how to load the shoulder DURING the turn:

http://www.tennisresources.com/index.cfm?area=video_detail&rv=1...

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 23, 2012 at 12:37am

Inner shoulder rotation on the backhand refers to pointing the shoulder blade to the ball. Hence, someone is "blading" towards the ball. The shoulder blade is coiled and the head of the shoulder has tension. A coiled muscle produces energy when released.

Back is almost facing target on takeback


Closed and bladed at contact"


After contact, chest facing target:


Please read this entire thread about the Modern One Handed Backhand: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=406079&highligh...

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on July 22, 2012 at 8:18pm

ok I will be there in OCT. I will go to the horrible run down Bronx community college and beat you. you have a key to the court I presume. the  Gym people dont like opening it up because of the area.

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 22, 2012 at 8:08pm

What a collection of cry babies and losers. Just because you people can't play using two rackets doesn't mean that those of us with superior abilities can't as well. That's like expecting you geniuses to understand the principles of quantum theory. Lots of luck with that..., Ha, Ha. To answer Coach V (by the way, what does the V stand for? Vacant, as in nothing between your ears?): I have never been fired from a college. I teach at various schools to suit my schedule. I also teach different courses: (1) because I have the intellectual ability to do so and (2) I enjoy the excitement. Get that through your thick head. As far as playing a match: Come to Bronx Community College BCC (where I teach physics). They have two lighted outdoor courts. Concerning your education: Anyone can take steps to improve that. Don't give me some lame excuse. Come to BCC and I'll teach you some physics that you can use out on the courts.

Now to answer Mr. Prapong who states: "Having two hands on one racquet is superior because it also helps coil the muscles of the back and inner shoulder rotation of the backhand and forehand." Where do you come up with this stuff? This is simply nonsense. Mr. Prapong should first take a course on human anatomy and then one introducing him to human kinesiology. As far as running with the racquet is concerned, it is more expeditious to do so with one hand on the racquet, rather than two. By the way, i.e. (id est) stands for "that is," whereas e.g. (exempli gratia) means "for example."

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 22, 2012 at 2:05pm

Yes, this is exactly right. The volley stroke is definitely shorter with the non dominant hand helping to compact the stroke.

Also, having two hands on one racquet is superior because it also helps coil the muscles of the back and inner shoulder rotation of the backhand and forehand. Therefore, the groundstroke can be kept compact on the run, i.e. Federer.

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on July 22, 2012 at 12:57pm

Why is everyone missing with they non-dominate arm? Why are all the questions loaded?

You are wrong about two  racquets  faster than one.

The reason is because with 1 racquet with 2 arms on 1 racquet is faster in the shorter distance.

also Why did you get fired from so many colleges? isnt that un common for someone of your status?

and here is my example of two arm tennis and you will never be able to do this with two racquets in hand.

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on July 22, 2012 at 12:46pm

So in other words, you are scared to play me. its ok. not everyone can be everything. I may lack education, but that was not my choice. But Knowing how to coach tennis, play tennis and be one of the best was my choice. So if you are so arrogant, stuck up , obnoxious, closed minded and most importantly ignorant thats your choice. I can always fix my spelling and grammer when the time come. although you cannot change yourself so easily.

So if you want to put money where your mouth is, after i win my money from my match from the old man, you can challenge me with a $100 if you want. other than that why dont you learn tennis for once in your life in stead of making stuff up..... two racquet tennis, haha what a joke.

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 21, 2012 at 7:20pm

Why don’t you learn how to spell and use proper grammar? I know you couldn’t possibly understand this, but it’s simply embarrassing for highly educated people to receive your brand of jibberish (also spelled gibberish). Yes, K-12 education in this country is an abysmal failure, but not everyone failed. So, give those of us who succeeded a break.

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on July 21, 2012 at 6:20pm

As I stated in my other comment: You assume that I do not possess a good backhand. You could not be further from the truth. Be careful when you assume. Let me spell it out for you: You may make an ASS-U-ME. In this case, more U than ME.

To set the record straight: the two-racket game not only affords the player, two forehands, but also two backhands as well. In addition to playing two-racket tennis, I play the conventional one-racket game. As a lefthander, I play with a one-hand backhand, both powerful and accurate. As a righthander, I prefer a two-hand backhand, also formidable. Years ago, I was a champion racquetball and paddleball player, using the traditional one racket. So again, be careful when you assume. You may end up being taken to school by the professor.


you didnt look that good playing. & Tell you What in OCT after i beat the OLD man i will also take you out aswellll

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on July 21, 2012 at 6:18pm

Technically he didnt toss the ball he carried it so its illeagal if you consider the rules of tennis. So in the rules it also states that you can only have 1 racquet in hand while playing. so if you want to create a new sport go right ahead. and please no Spamming on my bronx tennis group again.

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