View Poll Results: What is your tennis experience?

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  • Uh.... I've never picked up a tennis racket in my life.

    0 0%
  • I've played a couple times but have no formal training.

    5 26.32%
  • I'm a beginner who had a little formal training.

    6 31.58%
  • I've been playing for 1 or 2 years.

    4 21.05%
  • I've been playing for 3 or 4 years.

    1 5.26%
  • I've played for 5 or 6 years.

    3 15.79%
  • I can kick your butts because I've played for 7+ years.

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    kawaiikitsune is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Learn how to play tennis (or teach others to play tennis)

    As a suggestion from d.A., maybe we should stop spamming the Metal Bell Hit thread with "how to play tennis." Should I repost the material, or would you like to do it, d.A.?

    Anyone who has tennis advice, please post it. Plus, if you can execute PoT moves, share your knowledge.

    Two-handed backhand vs one handed backhand.

    Topspin vs. Backspin

    Different types of serves

    Serves

    How to do a topspin serve

    Don't let go of your racket.
    Last edited by kawaiikitsune; 02-05-2007 at 07:25 AM.

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    d.A. is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Eh, Go for it, although don't single me out on the thread title please.

    Join the movement today.

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    aznrockdrummer is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Oh yay! And yes, I have been playing tennis for 2 years...
    Btw, d.A how long have you been playing?

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    MisterXY is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I played a little last year, but i sux xD

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    mystic_guard_sinoel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    When gripping a tennis racket hold the thin part not the frame with all the strings.

    Letting go of your racket may or may not result in it breaking and flying back to cut you in the eye. For best results simply hold onto your racket at all times.


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    Fayte is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Quote Originally Posted by mystic_guard_sinoel View Post
    When gripping a tennis racket hold the thin part not the frame with all the strings.
    I'm glad somebody has cleared this up for me.


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    kawaiikitsune is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.A. View Post
    Eh, Go for it, although don't single me out on the thread title please.
    Uh.... I don't know if I can change the thread title. Sorry. How can I change the thread title? I'm debating on how I should post it... They're so long.

    Quote Originally Posted by mystic_guard_sinoel View Post
    When gripping a tennis racket hold the thin part not the frame with all the strings.
    Wow.... I think I may have been doing it wrong all this time.... *gasps*

    Quote Originally Posted by mystic_guard_sinoel View Post
    Letting go of your racket may or may not result in it breaking and flying back to cut you in the eye. For best results simply hold onto your racket at all times.
    Lol. Or you could get a metal racket. It wouldn't break as easily.
    Last edited by kawaiikitsune; 02-05-2007 at 07:08 AM.

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    ChaoticHeart is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    I'm a beginner who had a little formal training.

    ^lol thats me ^_^, just started playing three weeks ago, and trying to get better:/.

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    aznrockdrummer is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    since the metal bell hit thread has been abandoned...


    What grip is used for the topspin serve?
    And, I am slightly confused about how the whole "clock" thing works...

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    d.A. is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Hammer grip for topspin serves is best. An inverted semi-western also works but it sacrifices speed for spin.

    The o'clock number is the direction the racket head (not the face) should be facing i.e. 12 o'clock being in front of you, nine o'clock being to your right, three o'clock to your left, and six o'clock behind you. The center of the clock should be considered as perfectly vertical as well.

    As for my experience level, my parents kind of forced me to play at eight but it grew on me and I started playing seriously at ten. I have roughly around seven years of experience, six really due to me not being serious the first couple years, with a relatively high amount of formal training.

    Join the movement today.

 

 
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