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What shot or weapon would you like to add to your game?

I have played for years with a slice backhand and would love a one-handed topspin backhand. I have hit it very few times even in training but its definately something i want to learn.

I actually tried to hit it last week quite a few times when hittginw ith some guys from here, and most of the times it was a topspin moonball or sat up way too high. *jealous of henin*.

it will never be a weapon, but it would be awesome to be able to mix up my backhand more. i will rely on the forehand to close out my rallies

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My slice is good, but against some players it makes life difficult such as serve/volleyers or people who love to come in to the net. You dont have many options with the slice backhand against those people and its tough...

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I would like a topspin one-handed backhand as well...very hard to do for me.
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My movement is so shitty...MORE DRILLS?! whoo...v_v
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post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:03 AM
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i would like to have a better second serve (Kick)
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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:05 AM
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I want my slice serve to be a weapon. I had to tone down the speed just to get it in. UGH
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post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:05 AM
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same here... better top-spin serve
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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:06 AM
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I would just like my ass to look nice in a pair of shorts. Then I can pretend I'm Serena and go out there with a mission. Kick some serious ass.

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:12 AM
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Hmm...well I have a one-handed slice too but I just switch to a two-hander when I need to hit a top-spin shot. It works pretty well. What I really want is a decent dropshot! :shudder:

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I would like a slice serve out wide when in duece court...i got a good topspin serve tho.
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i also would like a better forehand drop shot.
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i also would like a better forehand drop shot
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post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2005, 04:26 AM
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What I need is a better overhead. I'm VERY good at getting to net, and I have pretty decent volleys. So every time I play, people start lobbing. It's like they're all in the same religion or something. If I let the ball bounce, they have time to get in position, and sometimes the ball doesn't bounce high enough for a good overhead. If I could take it out of the air...

What i want is a backhand 'hook'. I can hit an inside out backhand, so the ball tails away to my opponents right. (I'm right-handed) I want to be able to make it hook the other way. You have to come around the outside of the ball. Not so easy on the backhand side.

TylerW - On the one-handed topspin backhand. Take the ball low, down around your ankles, with the racket almost pointing vertically to the ground. 'Drag' the racket over the top of the ball as you swing. You can't pussyfoot it, you have to swing. You get a nice topspin, but the ball stays low. Obviously, you have to take the ball on the rise to do this most of the time.

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I'll copy Volcana a bit

What I NEED is a better second serve. Right now my second serve is much the same as my first serve. I don't really have a "3/4 speed." Which sometimes leads to my double faults...

What I WANT is a better overhead. My volley skills are pretty good, especially my wingspan. However, like Volcana's problem, whenever I play against those lobbers or just any of those people who are "scrappy" players who don't know how to hit a topspin shot to save their lives, I faulter because I can't get myself into position fast enough and then prepare for it. And then sometimes, I'll hit it out or into the net. It's just very inconsistent

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I really need to add a kick serve to my arsenal... my only second serve is a weaker version of my first, and a slice serve comparable to Dementieva...
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