Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: North, South & Third Pole
Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?
My game is a work in progress.
My serve has really improved but only flat serves. Slow serves but I go for placement.
Mostly a baseliner but I'm not scared of volleying anymore like I was in the past.
Two-handed backhand for normal strokes and volleys. One-handed backhand for slice.
One-handed or two-handed forehand (I can switch easily) for normal strokes. But only one-handed for slice and volleys.
Love hitting lobs and angled shots.
Tend to go for a little too much at times. Bad habit I've now gotten rid of. I'm working on consistency and the big difference is that I enjoy hitting the ball for the sake of hitting the ball. Love hitting with a lot of topspin but since I switched to a denser string pattern racquet switched back to my old racquet 16x20 - I need the spin.
Prefer to take open stance for both backhand and forehand. That was one of things holding my game back, I'm really working on my footwork to be ready for every situation.
Semi-western grip for forehand, semi-western grip on the top hand for backhand. Of course, all continental for slices and volleys.
Apparently my footwork is good even although I don't think it is. But I probably think that only because my anticipation is so poor. I would know someone's going to drop shot and yet I won't leave the baseline until the ball leaves their racquet. I have slow reaction, that's not I'm scared of the net. So I think that's the problem, not my footwork.
Prefer slower, high bouncing surfaces. I don't think I play like anyone. I would like to think that my game is built about wood racquet style strokes but with modern grips and equipment.
I just enjoy hitting the ball and enjoy moving the ball from corner to corner, front to back.
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Last edited by Sam L; Mar 14th, 2015 at 04:18 AM.