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Open Stance 38 45.78%
Closed Stance 15 18.07%
Both 30 36.14%
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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2006, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Your forehand?

Is it open stance or closed stance?

I have an open stance forehand.
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2006, 04:25 AM
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Re: Your forehand?

Open stance. It's my generally stronger shot. I love short angle forehands.
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Re: Your forehand?

Mine is between, but more towards open stance. It's definetely my stronger shot, I kind of hit it like Patty Schnyder I can hit a lot of power, angle, and spin on it.

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Re: Your forehand?

I use both, but my open stance is more powerful and more effective than the closed stance.

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Re: Your forehand?

I'm not exactly sure what the difference is - I know the technical terms in French

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Re: Your forehand?

I use an open stance but my backhand is my stronger shot
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Re: Your forehand?

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I'm not exactly sure what the difference is - I know the technical terms in French
Open: your butt is parallel with the baseline

Closed: your butt is paraellel with the sidelines.

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Re: Your forehand?

semi-open if you know what i'm saying , although my backhand is a hell of a lot more consistent

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That's what I thought, thanks Derek. Hot avatar

I'm closed stanced always. I can hit through better!

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Re: Your forehand?

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Open: your butt is parallel with the baseline

Closed: your butt is paraellel with the sidelines.

But your butt can never be parallel, it's curved.
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Re: Your forehand?

I hit open. Its really the only way to have a successful forehand these days.
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Re: Your forehand?

Open for sure!

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Re: Your forehand?

I have a square stance forehand. Forehand is my strength & that's where I usually hit the more winners from, but my backhand too is a solid shot as well as the forehand.
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Re: Your forehand?

But i might switch to open stance on my backhand & forehand now
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2006, 05:27 AM
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Re: Your forehand?

Time (and somewhat related footwork) determines my stance, the more time I have, the more close my stance is. But the most open stance I do regularly is a semi-open stance (feet open-stanced, but upper body coiled), similar to Kim Clijster's. When I hit open, usually it is pretty defensive.
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