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Serena_Williams_ Jul 6th, 2012 07:39 PM

How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Serena_Williams_ (Post 21793603)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
Here a Great Video Of Davenport you can study

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJk_5...eature=related

Yoncé Jul 7th, 2012 10:16 AM

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Serena_Williams_ (Post 21793603)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Reephoria. (Post 21795331)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Reephoria. (Post 21795331)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Serena_Williams_ (Post 21800124)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by JeMa (Post 21801739)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Serena_Williams_ (Post 21793603)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Serena_Williams_ (Post 21801795)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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Originally Posted by Moveyourfeet (Post 21802990)
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

Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?
 
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


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