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Serena_Williams_
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated :p

Trey
Jul 7th, 2012, 04:31 AM
Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated :p

Good point i go look up and see what string tension she used back in the day when she played and also, what string where they, also Lindsay was the type of player who took the ball early so keep studying and look at alot of her video online and then practice on your swings hope this helps ;)

Trey
Jul 7th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Here a Great Video Of Davenport you can study

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJk_5i0NXJE&feature=related

Yoncé
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated :p

Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.

Serena_Williams_
Jul 7th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.

Wow i didn't expect it would be 63/64 lbs.That's so much :lol: Currently My strings are at about 28 kg so...:lol: Anyway thanks for some answers :)

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.

That's surprisingly tight for such a big hitter like Lindsay. Of course, her technique was near flawless. ;)

JeMa
Jul 7th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Wow i didn't expect it would be 63/64 lbs.That's so much :lol: Currently My strings are at about 28 kg so...:lol: Anyway thanks for some answers :)

She could generate her own power so she kept the strings tight for her control. Any chance that you might grow taller than 6'

Serena_Williams_
Jul 7th, 2012, 07:40 PM
She could generate her own power so she kept the strings tight for her control. Any chance that you might grow taller than 6'

I don't know to tell u my height in feet so ill do it in metres ( :lol: ) I'm 1,83 m tall and 17 and a half years old :)

TheDiamond
Jul 7th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated :p

A few factors can help improve your power. A heavier, stiffer frame will help generate more power, as will lower string tensions.

But, don't forget an important factor that many do - easy power comes from racket head speed.

Good luck.

JeMa
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I don't know to tell u my height in feet so ill do it in metres ( :lol: ) I'm 1,83 m tall and 17 and a half years old :)

That is about just 6 feet. And your racket strings are just about 62lbs. Lindsay is 6'2. You are very close to having the same outside factors so I guess you need to have Lindsay's workout regime from back in the day. I don't know if she did any gym work but that could help along with hitting flat. Lindsay served flat and hit flat.

Moveyourfeet
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Lindsay hit the ball relatively flat with conservative grips. Most important is her great timing.
This is how you hit with effortless power.

dsanders06
Jul 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Lindsay hit the ball relatively flat with conservative grips. Most important is her great timing.
This is how you hit with effortless power.

Exactly. That's something you either have or you don't.

tennisfan500
Jul 17th, 2012, 09:33 PM
just go for your shots without hesitation. that's easier said than done but if you have the mentality to just play powerful, it will come