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SM
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:56 AM
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. :sad:

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

SM
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:57 AM
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...

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:02 AM
I would like a topspin one-handed backhand as well...very hard to do for me.

JenFan75
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:03 AM
My movement is so shitty...MORE DRILLS?! whoo...v_v

matthieu_tennis
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:03 AM
i would like to have a better second serve (Kick)

Doggy
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:05 AM
I want my slice serve to be a weapon. I had to tone down the speed just to get it in. UGH

Zhao
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:05 AM
same here... better top-spin serve

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:06 AM
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.

Rtael
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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:

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:13 AM
I would like a slice serve out wide when in duece court...i got a good topspin serve tho.

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:14 AM
i also would like a better forehand drop shot.

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:15 AM
i also would like a better forehand drop shot

Volcana
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:26 AM
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.

TF Chipmunk
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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...:o

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 :(

kosmikgroove
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:59 AM
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...

deja_entendu
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:54 AM
I have a great two hander, so naturally I'm not effective with a one handed slice... I can slice it great when I'm running and on the defensive, it comes very natural to me. But when I'm in position and want to mix up the pace or hit a slice approach shot, my timing goes way off and I usually send it long or hit a weird shot that sits up in the middle of the court.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 11th, 2005, 07:08 AM
To be able to serve down the T on the deuce court. I can do it pretty well on the ad side, but I think pretty much everyone can.

rhz
Jul 11th, 2005, 07:17 AM
I Want to improve my backhand! doesn't matter one or two handed! it's really vulnerable at the moment

Prizeidiot
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:02 AM
I just want a good serve that can consistently win me free points on the first serve, and isn't attackable on the second. But I guess most people want that.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:39 AM
I would really like the double handed swinging backhand volley that the Williams sisters frequently use.

Sam L
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:45 AM
Hey Stevo! I knew what you were going to say you needed before I opened this thread. ;) And guess what my little adventure into one-handed backhand land hasn't worked out. I guess I'll always be a two-handed backhander. LOL!

Ok.

What I need is a good serve.

But what I want are good returns a la Agassi/Seles.

ceiling_fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:48 AM
better kick serve

Dirty Sanchez
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Just a bigger first serve!! :fiery: I'm a big enough guy to have a decent first serve but for whatever reason I serve like a 70 year old woman! :p It's really disappointing, if I had a bigger first serve my overall game would just be so much more effective! :(

Wiggly
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Me too a better serve (espicially 2nd serve)! When my father can be at the middle line (service line :confused: ) and 1st and 2nd serve it's not normal :lol: And when he can do perfect dropshop on my serve it's ridiculous :lol:

MLF
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:01 PM
I'm pretty happy with all my strokes, got most of them well coached into me in the days when I was playing 10K events ( qualies mainly ). Once I knew I wasn't going to cut it as a pro I kept playing at a pretty high domestic level. However, rather than strokes I could do with working a bit on my patience and have a better tolerance of my errors.

@m@nd@
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:01 PM
consistency (serve)

sebbe
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:09 PM
I don't know if it is a weapon but better movement on court. If I were able to move better my game would be much better. I could also add a better volley.

Chunchun
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:12 PM
consistency (serve)

same here darling :smooch: :worship:

abd also
- stronger serve
- slice 2nd serve

king416
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:13 PM
My real weakness is my serve, sometimes i can hit them well but the only one i can actually control is the slice serve out to the deuce court. I cannot hit down the t on both sides which really makes it predictable. If i could vary my serve up and hit it with a bit more pace, i would be a force to be reckoned with ;)

Wiggly
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:13 PM
I'm pretty happy with all my strokes, got most of them well coached into me in the days when I was playing 10K events ( qualies mainly ). Once I knew I wasn't going to cut it as a pro I kept playing at a pretty high domestic level. However, rather than strokes I could do with working a bit on my patience and have a better tolerance of my errors.

You played ITF events? :eek:

skanky~skanketta
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:46 PM
what i need is to know where my serve is going. :mad: i am working on hitting it down the middle but i'm missing a lot.

what i want is a more powerful forehand. i have a good one handed bh but my two handed fh is not as strong. and if my opponent consantly picks on it, i'll either end up mishitting or throwing up moonballs.

Shonami Slam
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:15 PM
My movement across the court is great. I'm quite a big guy and it would seem like the obvious weapon against me to run me from side to side, but since i use one hand on each side, i'm quite early to reach many of the balls and go back to attack - but i don't know how to :(
I'm such a defensive player, returning evrything quite deep, but with nothing on it, i just patiently wait for an error, or try to go for ridicoulous winners.
also - my movement up and down the court is shitty. drop-shots work on me even though i see them comming and start running! i might reach the ball, but i won't nessecerily be able to return it, or at least with a hit that could do anything to hurt my opponent, who can simbly try and lob over me since i run back bad as well :sad:
IMO - attacking more often, SOMEHOW and running better up and down the court will allow me to dictate points better, manipulate my opponent, go up to the net more (i volley very well, but my opponents understand lobbing is better) and in general put my opponent on the defensive mode, shifting the pressure from me to him.

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:58 PM
Everyone told me the same thing that I need to improve my fitness and be good movement which I agree with them! :lol: Everything is fine with my games! :) Well, I can add one more thing... I need to be positive attitude! :lol: I mean, when I play tennis and I usually clueless like Lindsay Davenport or Klara Koukalova :o

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:30 PM
A lot of peps wanna improve backhand!

matthieu_tennis
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:24 PM
me i need more consistancy :P

TF Chipmunk
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:26 PM
what i need is to know where my serve is going. :mad: i am working on hitting it down the middle but i'm missing a lot.

what i want is a more powerful forehand. i have a good one handed bh but my two handed fh is not as strong. and if my opponent consantly picks on it, i'll either end up mishitting or throwing up moonballs.
:lol: My theory is, if I don't know where my serve is going, then my opponent definitely won't have a clue :p

Craigy
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:02 PM
Volleys!

Jem
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:35 PM
Second serve -- after 30+ years of playing, it's still a blooper more often than not. I just need to remember to actually hit it -- not choke half way through the stroke!

martinafan
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:47 AM
I desperately need a better serve - both first and second.

I break my opponents serve often enough as i have pretty decent returns and groundstrokes, but if i just had a serve that i could at least get a cheap point or two from each service game then it would make my life so much easier. At the moment, my serve is probably like a Myskina serve.....:eek:

I would also really love to have better volleys....so many times i hit a great shot and all i need to do is move to the net and put the volley away but am reluctant to because i'm not confident with my volleys :(

martinafan
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:49 AM
oh, and being fitter and quicker around the court wouldn't hurt either

and having a better dropshot ;)

and having a better slice ;)

and having a bit more power on my backhand (at the moment, it's very consistent and reliable, but not the weapon that my forehand is)

well, actually, i could really improve almost everything ;)

ZAK
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:51 AM
I want just an average serve, not even a good one; I'd be a happy with decent

cartmancop
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:55 AM
2nd serve: It's getting alot better, I'm starting to add a kick serve & I can now hit with topspin... but it still needs work;)

I have a really good 2 handed bh, but today I was hitting alot of one handed bh for fun & i liked that, so I might try to develop that so I have the option to go to it if necessary:)

I want to make my returns much more effective. I want to become a more aggressive returner...with consistency... easier said than done:)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:58 AM
I think I'm the only person here who has a crappy forehand. :o

I consistently frame it, because I hit with a lot of spin. :sad:

Kar16d
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:27 AM
My first serve and backhand

jacs
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:38 AM
I need a dependable big serve.

I also need some finesse in my volleys.

I also need to suck less in general.

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:04 AM
I desperately need a better serve - both first and second.

I break my opponents serve often enough as i have pretty decent returns and groundstrokes, but if i just had a serve that i could at least get a cheap point or two from each service game then it would make my life so much easier. At the moment, my serve is probably like a Myskina serve.....:eek:

I would also really love to have better volleys....so many times i hit a great shot and all i need to do is move to the net and put the volley away but am reluctant to because i'm not confident with my volleys :(


your serves ok its functional, first serve isnt too attackable at all. maybe some slice or topspin on the second serve is defintely needed. i think it is attackable..

everything else is technically good, its just mental. ur volleys esp, cos in doubles u do come to net and are confident for eg. :wavey:

im sure we all want improvements everywhere. dont be greedy hehe

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:07 AM
I think I'm the only person here who has a crappy forehand. :o

I consistently frame it, because I hit with a lot of spin. :sad:
i used to have the problem. mine is flat now tho, pancake flat and my grip is a little less western now...now my game revolves around forehands

so i know where u r coming from, i used to get jjust totally random frames

Mr_Molik
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:32 PM
Would like a better serve.
NEED better attitude and mental strenght. I am like Evie Dominkovic mentally :o