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Lord Choc Ice
Dec 13th, 2012, 06:06 AM
My serve can be shakey but that's down the list honestly. I'm a left-hander with 2HBH, and my worst shots are probably, in order:

1. Backhand volley (single-handed)
2. Backhand DTL
3. Forehand DTL
4. Forehand volley

I think there's hope for #3. I can hit them, just not that well from a neutral position. I certainly can't blast it like I can my up the middle or crosscourt shots. I think in time I'll be able to hit this pretty well though.

Sam L
Dec 13th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Volleys and slice, mostly because I hardly ever hit them.

The Vikasaurus
Dec 31st, 2012, 07:31 PM
My backhand is terrible i just try to stay with the Forehand as much as possible

nazzac
Dec 31st, 2012, 08:08 PM
Backhand. It's that bad, i try to switch hands when the ball comes to my backhand side :lol:

Sammo
Dec 31st, 2012, 08:28 PM
My forehand can be dreadful at times, my serve sucks too. Backhand is good, but I really need to improve the serve.

GOATdin0931
Dec 31st, 2012, 11:39 PM
My serve and my backhand volley :happy:

Seriously can anyone give me tips for serving because it is one of my only easily exposed weaknesses and if it became even half way decent I could have a much higher ranking and win matches much more frequently and easily :tape: :help:

Ive tried the kick serve on the ad side and it really seems to work for me I just have to perfect it! :bounce:

Grigorpova
Jan 1st, 2013, 08:20 AM
Everythings is all around good but I need to improve my backhand, when I get footwork right it's fine but when I am too early or too late it flops.

SVK
Jan 1st, 2013, 08:25 AM
A basic forehand.

Kəv.
Jan 1st, 2013, 10:38 AM
Backhand

joe87
Jan 1st, 2013, 11:09 AM
Backhand DTL :lol:

Petkorazzi
Jan 1st, 2013, 11:24 AM
Forehand crosscourt :sobbing:

crazillo
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:23 PM
High backhands when I want to put pressure on it.

matthias
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:56 PM
serve

Lord Sneeze
Jan 1st, 2013, 11:03 PM
Smash. Which is weird as my serve is one of my 2 big strengths.

Andy.
Jan 1st, 2013, 11:43 PM
All of the 'touch' shots.....slice, volleys.

The Bulldog
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:15 AM
I can't hit an inside-out forehand to save my life, so I usually just hit a backhand which is far superior.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 2nd, 2013, 07:53 PM
2nd serve :sobbing: mostly considering my 1st serve is quite a good shot :spit:
BH on clay :facepalm: it's quite a good shot on fast surfaces because I can use opponent's power with it, but I struggle to generate my own path so on clay it just sucks.
Volleying...just poor.

Yoncé
Jan 5th, 2013, 06:44 AM
1. Volleys (I always hit drive volleys :sobbing:)
2. Slices
3. Drop shot
4. Back hand cross court.

My back hand cross court is either Maria or Stosur, there is no medium, more often than not it's Stosur.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 6th, 2013, 02:21 PM
My backhand by far, although my crosscourt BH has improved greatly over the last few years. I just have to remember to come to a complete stop before hitting the ball CC :help: :lol:

netphobia
Jan 7th, 2013, 04:43 AM
1. Volleys (I always hit drive volleys :sobbing:)
2. Slices
3. Drop shot
4. Back hand cross court.

My back hand cross court is either Maria or Stosur, there is no medium, more often than not it's Stosur.

All of this. My slice. It's so bad. It's so, so bad. I did a group lesson once where we did nothing but hit slice forehands the whole time and I ended up looking like an idiot.

I have an excuse for #4 though, I had tendonitis in my left wrist so I'm afraid to hit my backhand CC very hard :oh:

Kəv.
Jan 7th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Backhand open stance - Always flies long
Moonball - Can't get any depth or spin on mines :tape:
Drop shot - I just have no feel :tape:

Yoncé
Jan 7th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Also my lob :lol: it's either miles long or way to short :sobbing:

Renalicious
Jan 7th, 2013, 03:01 PM
Volleys, I basically miss 90% of them. :unsure:

2nd serve is ridiculously attackable. :facepalm: 1st serve isn't great at all either. :tears:

Also, some trouble with forehand crosscourt (I like to hit DTL with it)

Fantasy Hero
Jan 7th, 2013, 04:33 PM
Backhand open stance - Always flies long
Moonball - Can't get any depth or spin on mines :tape:
Drop shot - I just have no feel :tape:

how could I forget moonballs? :sobbing: I am so terrible at them and I can't deal with them coming unless hitting another one back, which is a failure anyway :sobbing:

Cheda 16.17
Jan 7th, 2013, 09:54 PM
Second serve. Too poor. Because of my second serve, I serve often my first serve as second xD
My voleys and smash from the baseline. (I like to use In-side-out forehand, but I didn't play 3 months and I have all worst shots now :sobbing:)

Payam
Jan 7th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Definitely my backhand, I have recently switched from one handed to two handed and wow it is way easier to hit the ball more accurately and strongly with the two handed.

semprelibera
Jan 8th, 2013, 02:56 AM
Dropshot. I mean it's decent, but very rarely a clean winner, even when I get my opponent out of position.

kyk710
Jan 11th, 2013, 11:49 AM
high backhand volleys and second serves. Both are liable to end up anywhere. The backhand down the line can be rough at times as well.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 11th, 2013, 12:02 PM
how could I forget moonballs? :sobbing: I am so terrible at them and I can't deal with them coming unless hitting another one back, which is a failure anyway :sobbing:
No shame. Most players return moonballs with moonballs anyway :p.

charmedRic
Jan 11th, 2013, 01:43 PM
I'm a right-handed player.

One-handed backhand is awful.

One-handed backhand slice is average.

Two-handed backhand is Top 3 in our Club.

...clearly I need to make sure I never hurt my left arm or I am screwed.

Sammo
Jan 11th, 2013, 08:48 PM
Why would you hit a one-handed backhand if it sucks and your two handed is great? :lol:

aussiesharapova
Jan 11th, 2013, 11:11 PM
definitely volleys. i miss the easiest of volleys 80% of the time.
second serve deserts me sometimes (i hit the frame), no feel on drop shots unless its on clay.

All of this. My slice. It's so bad. It's so, so bad. I did a group lesson once where we did nothing but hit slice forehands the whole time and I ended up looking like an idiot.
i did a group lesson on backhands slices 2 or 3 years ago, everyone else could get the ball over the net, i couldn't :sobbing: :hysteric: fortunately i can do bh slices now.

Bad Blood
Jan 11th, 2013, 11:22 PM
I literally have all of the touch shots, just none of the power ones. Hence why my serves, forehand, and volleys aren't the best (all consistent and I can execute very tough slices and drop shots with volleys and the forehand, just not much power)

semprelibera
Jan 12th, 2013, 01:56 PM
drop shots. They end up like mini lobs lol.

Uranium
Jan 22nd, 2013, 01:12 AM
Second serve is probably the worst. Drop shots are very on or off. Sometimes good, sometimes barely reach net or are lobs:lol: Lobs are the same; sometimes very good or really bad.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 22nd, 2013, 01:39 AM
I forgot to add I'm bad when stretched out wide on the backhand side (I don't have the best reach on that side) so in that instance I hit a right-handed forehand instead of a backhand (like Sharapova except reverse :oh:). Surprisingly an OK shot I think :lol:.

Kəv.
Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:54 AM
you mean you can't hit this?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/4474048-3x2-700x467.jpg

and are you left handed? :p
that shot comes like easy to me :oh:

eck
Jan 22nd, 2013, 04:50 AM
My serve :oh:

I think my ball toss is worst than Ana. But I think it's more of the fact that I'm short and I don't jump :tape:

If I hold my racquet "mid" I tend to serve OK, but if I grip at the end my serves ALWAYS hits the tape.

The Witch-king
Jan 22nd, 2013, 07:54 AM
My serve :oh:

I think my ball toss is worst than Ana. But I think it's more of the fact that I don't know how to serve :tape:

If play a lot I tend to serve OK, but if I don't my serves ALWAYS hits the tape, go long or fly out the fence.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:11 AM
you mean you can't hit this?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/4474048-3x2-700x467.jpg

and are you left handed? :p
that shot comes like easy to me :oh:
Yeah, I haven't been playing that long still...I'm in development :p.

Adrian.
Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:38 PM
Backhand volley :help:

netphobia
Jan 22nd, 2013, 03:49 PM
I think it's changed. Now it's just my shot selection is awful. I was standing at the net during a doubles match and a FH volley came right to me, slightly above eye level, and I smashed it down as hard as I could. Into the net. At my feet.

MaSharp
Jan 22nd, 2013, 05:05 PM
All shots :tape:, but especially serve. :/

Mattographer
Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:23 PM
My serve :oh:

dynamoRockstarr
Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:57 PM
Volleys :sobbing:

MaSharp
Jul 18th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Forehand DL, Backhand DL, I need to improve serve for sure, I don't use volleys at all, even my forehand cross court is a mess often. Quite a lot shots huh? :/

Sam L
Jul 19th, 2013, 02:26 AM
Anyone saying the serve, you can practise it even by yourself. You don't even need to be on a tennis court to practise your toss and the toss is the key to a good serve. I used to have a bad serve but now I can get it in almost all the time, it won't be a big serve but it's in.

Volleys, you can't practise. Also, if you're a strong baseliner, there's little incentive to practise volleys. I like hitting swing volleys though.

My slice is actually not too bad but in a game situation again, my first instinct isn't to slice the ball back.

Povin
Jul 19th, 2013, 02:46 AM
Forehand down the line :o
I hit with some top spin, and it's harder to hit it down the line with top spin

Oh yeah, and my smash is horrendous, it's ridiculous.. I guess it's because I mess up with grips. The grip should be like when you're serving, right? Instead, I choose a western grip like on my FH, and the ball flies to the right side to the fence :hysteric:

GOATdin0931
Jul 24th, 2013, 04:00 PM
My serve and my backhand volley :happy:

Seriously can anyone give me tips for serving because it is one of my only easily exposed weaknesses and if it became even half way decent I could have a much higher ranking and win matches much more frequently and easily :tape: :help:

Ive tried the kick serve on the ad side and it really seems to work for me I just have to perfect it! :bounce:

Things still havent changed that much. My first serve can be a weapon occasionally, although it is very inconsistent, and can get some free points more often now, with an occasional 2-3 aces per match. :lol:

My second serve is probably 50 mph and is so bad! :help: Looking back my drop shots are pretty bad too and can be very predictable and not short at all. :( My backhand volley has improved but can still easily be broken down throughout the course of a match. (hense why I rarely come to the net, or when its a short ball I run back to the baseline :facepalm:)

Its weird though because I have attempted serve and volleying every once and a while and it can sometimes really work and it feels great!! :bounce: :drool:

Andy.
Jul 24th, 2013, 09:40 PM
Drop shots, slice and volleys.

lisickis
Jul 24th, 2013, 10:40 PM
BH slices, especially on clay. Other than that, volleys and second serves. :oh:

charmedRic
Jul 24th, 2013, 10:57 PM
mah serve is still my #1 weakness

Povin
Jul 25th, 2013, 01:51 AM
Drop shots, slice and volleys.

Are you a fan of Masha? :oh:
But actually I wish she used drop shots more, they are really good btw

Payam
Jul 25th, 2013, 06:34 AM
Definitely my backhand, I have recently switched from one handed to two handed and wow it is way easier to hit the ball more accurately and strongly with the two handed.

It is great that somebody started this topic and now we can have a look back at what used to be our weaknesses.

My backhand has become wayyyyyyyyy better with the two-handed one. I can occasionally use it as a weapon both for DTL and CC, hitting some winners with it has helped me boost my confidence in my backhand and I owe it to the two-handed bh. I can't still lob very well with it and have to use a one-handed lob if I want it to go quite high.

I have changed my serve to kick serve for both first and second serve (my second serve was quite bad and I tried to hit it like a first serve, just a bit softer) and I couldn't be confident that it will go in 9 out of 10.
However, the serve is far from strong yet, I have less double fault rate (one or two per set, whereas it used to be one or two per game), but can't kick the ball high enough yet. But I am working on it.;)

Andy.
Jul 25th, 2013, 08:30 AM
Are you a fan of Masha? :oh:
But actually I wish she used drop shots more, they are really good btw

How did u guess :lol:

Grigorpova
Jul 25th, 2013, 02:05 PM
Backhand CC my god it is hit nicely like once every three or four times :tape:

MaSharp
Aug 26th, 2013, 02:34 PM
I need to improve serve for sure

This. Even though I don't have problems with double faults, my serve is so weak. I don't know how fast it is, but I would say max 70/80 km/h. :lol:

I never hit a smash becouse I don't know how to hit it good. The ball is just to slow if I try. I don't use volleys eather, but sometimes I execute a drop shot (not always intentionally :lol: :help:)

Definition of baseliner is perfect for me. :angel:

Petkorazzi
Aug 26th, 2013, 03:03 PM
OMG, my serve is cringeworthy for someone who is 1.88 (6ft2 i think) :hysteric:

Keegan
Aug 26th, 2013, 03:51 PM
My serve and my smashes. In the past, even though I've been like a meter away from the net, I've netted the ball doing a smash :o

Petkorazzi
Aug 26th, 2013, 07:07 PM
My serve and my smashes. In the past, even though I've been like a meter away from the net, I've netted the ball doing a smash :o
There's always the drive volley :shrug: i don't hit a smash unless i'm standing right on top of the net.

Mike.
Aug 27th, 2013, 07:26 AM
My service :facepalm:
I can have more DF than Dementieva, and my second service is much like 55kmph :hysteric:
And I am 189cm :lol:

Zoran :)
Nov 3rd, 2013, 06:39 PM
Serve and flat backhand :fiery:

.Andrew.
Nov 17th, 2013, 01:22 AM
Serve for me has definitely held me back :lol: Sometimes I get into a habit of quick serving somewhat like Voegele or Dolgopolov :o Timing go straight to hell and just a complete disconnect :rolls: Sometimes ball toss isn't as in front as I need it to be so I can get my weight forward.

Backhand is very very solid and I have a nice one handed slice, but under pressure it could flop :lol:

Super Dave
Nov 20th, 2013, 03:15 PM
My serve is not technically correct but pretty accurate, until I try to add a lot of speed :help:

My backhand is definitely not where I want it to be. :sad: