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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^No. Its happens to me naturally because the normal backhand form (the one I was taught in tennis lessons in 3rd grade) I'm used to using both hands, but when my form gets sloppy on that or when I'm playing a quick game, I just use my left hand more than my right in the backhand and I accidentally rip the racket from primarily using my right hand into exclusively my left in those shots.

    Basically, when I play, I'm more concerned with hitting a ball over the net and trying to win more than my form, so I screw it up terribly. Thats also the main reason my tennis uses a lot of energy and requires a lot more endurance than a more efficient style. But I have pretty good endurance so thats fine for me.

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    I see, guess if it works for you, it works for you, better just rework my backhand.
    Last edited by war-minded_otaku; 08-15-2007 at 06:55 PM.
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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^It doesn't always work for me, but I'm getting better at it. Like I said, my left hand isn't as dexterous, so my aim can get pretty messed up at times, but I get better power on the shots.
    Also, I'm improving my general dexterity (as part of this psych experiment I'm conducting on myself), so my left hand coordination is getting better. Also, I started working out regularly again in the last week since stopping working out in February during swim season, so the muscle balance of my arms are evening out more now. So yeah, I'm hoping to be able to use this type of tech for general power.

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    Ugh, my backhand was a complete mess at one stage too, when I was 12...

    However through rigorous training, it eventually became my greatest attribute. It got to a point where I was hitting backhands from any position, deep shots at my feet were ineffective, I could scoop it up, and with power it would drop right in...

    That's why I love Momo's Jack Knife, cause I can execute it, :P

    The key is to keep a flat head, and to wait that split second before accelerating through the shot... Patience and persistence, it will eventually come.. Or it might drive you crazy in the mean time

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    I used to attempt doing one handed backhands but I end up hitting home runs rather than winners >.<; though in rare occasions that the ball is really low enough just so it can get over the net, the one handed works. Most of the time, it's two-handed or if I don't have enough reach, I resort to "left-handed forehand" (I'm right-handed) as a last ditch effort.

    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    Also, I'm improving my general dexterity (as part of this psych experiment I'm conducting on myself), so my left hand coordination is getting better.
    as in psychology? How do you put that in with technique improvement training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by war-minded_otaku View Post
    ^The opposite lol, geez, guess we both have no luck with our backhands... oh well, I try to avoid baseline plays. I'm a net poacher, more importantly I try win with my serves. My philosophy on tennis, 'If you develop an invincible serve, that's all that matters'. Most of you would probably disagree with my opinion, but it's the style I believe in the most.

    @Urameshi-sama, that might be a possible solution to some of our backhand problems, if you can't hit a backhand, then don't. Although I'm right-handed, my left-hand produces more power, maybe I should try improving the control, hmmm... BTW you're not trying to be Koshimae are you?
    A good serve may help a lot but it won't really get you many wins by itself. Just ask Ivo Karlovic. XD

    As for playing left-handed.. well, I don't know. I'm pretty ambi-dextrous, there are things I do better with my left others with my right. But playing tennis is something that I absolutely suck left-handed. My left arm has a much more stiff nature, it's better for stuff like air hockey or pingpong where I don't have to twist all my body accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asher_langley View Post
    as in psychology? How do you put that in with technique improvement training?
    For example, I know how to solve the rubik's cube (since 8th grade). But I've always used my right hand when I did that and used my left hand for support. Recently, I've been using my left hand exclusively for that to raise its dexterity. I've also switched hands for writing too about a little more than half the time I write.

    The dexterity thing is to effects in vision because there's this theory about vision, handedness, and thinking that I'm a little interested in.

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    Really? You can solve a Rubik's Cube? I have never figured out how to do one. My dexterity in my left hand got better when I started typing more and more for school. :3

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    ^When I type, I still rely on my right hand too much, so typing with my right hand is ironically harder for me than cubing. And I only know how to solve the cube because I went to a camp where Tyson Mao was my proctor. And he was one of the 2 co-founders of the world cubing association.

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    Wow. That's pretty cool. How do you rely on your right hand when you teach? Do you type properly or something?

 

 
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