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Brαm
Dec 1st, 2003, 07:34 PM
Whenever I see her play, I always find it an "awkward" motion :tape:
It looks as if the whole racquet sticks to her right arm. She doesn't use her wrist much to generate power, does she? Has anyone else noticed this too? I know I'm not really good at the technical terms, but I tried to explain it. It just looks rather unorthodox! I can't find (good) pictures of Elke's forehand either :(

Wimanna
Dec 1st, 2003, 07:37 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031120/capt.xmj10711201345.fed_cup_xmj107.jpg

Wimanna
Dec 1st, 2003, 08:24 PM
I know nothing about the technics :D But it's not a FH like we all used to see...anyway...I think Tauziat's FH was from the same sort....no?

Come-on-kim
Dec 1st, 2003, 10:41 PM
Weird forehand!! Her arm stays straight during the motion

Brαm
Dec 8th, 2003, 07:07 PM
This isn't the same kind of forehand, is it?! This picture was taken almost 2 years ago btw.

:shrug:

arn
Dec 9th, 2003, 11:03 AM
I think it's the same and diferent at the same time ;) Well, in the first picture she is taking a ball that's bouncing very high, in the second the ball is a lot lower and she's also more at the end of her movement. You have to adjust your technic because it's a different kind of ball, but it stays +- the same forehand ofcourse

Stijn
Dec 20th, 2003, 10:53 AM
Yes, she does hold her racket strangely, I wouldn't be able to play like that... :o:o

But then again, who am I to judge another's tennis skills :o:o

Derek.
Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:27 PM
I play tennis also and that is a weird forehand! :eek:

azza
Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:52 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031120/capt.xmj10711201345.fed_cup_xmj107.jpg

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:crying2:

Belgium = Best
Dec 26th, 2003, 11:01 AM
It is a really weird forehand, but I think some other players play like that too.

:wavey: