What could be almost as bad, as right-wing nutjobs, but OBAMANAZIS?

May 25, 2014

This guy thinks he’s the next Obama Girl or maybe another Jacko, spamming, for Obama:

Kevin Patrick, at Google+:

WHEN YOU CALL YOURSELF INDEPENDENT…….
“I read comments by people who call themselves independent voters and it makes me LMAO! Why? Let me break this down for you as simply as I can. There are no independent voters.

The last two presidential elections have pretty much ferreted out the fence post sitters who said long ago that they could vote either way. That is a lie. Most of those using that lame ass excuse for a platform are conservatives who have yet to taste the thrill of victory. They have yet to find a place to truly call home, that is as long as it is a conservative one. They love to tease though. They wear their independent label on the outside, while it is toil and turmoil on the inside.

The climate in american politics has changed wildly throwing caution to the sidelines, and building bunkers along these party lines is the new order of today. There really is no middle of the road politics that will ever prevail in America again. Why? Because political extremism on the right has caused America to view them skeptically with their racist rants, lust for destroying social programs, and general disgust for our military. Too many times have they promised to help their minions become wealthy with their trickled on economics which led us into the largest recession we have ever known.

The left faced this down when we elected Sen. Barrack Obama to the Presidency. At that time we too, were facing our own division with those who wanted to lead our country down the safe path of compromise with our rights and programs which were already downsized to the point of dismal at best. Instead we chose someone who would fight to keep the dream alive. We have had a taste of victory and will not turn back to the unfruitful path of compromise, where there is no room for it.

Put plain and simply. There are no “independents” there are only those who believe that by sitting in the middle of the road, it is somehow safe. They will soon awaken to the fact that there is nothing to give away, unless they steal it from those who have so little left to give.

P.S. If you are an “independent” please contact me now, so I can help you off that fence post.”

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Gnote aside:  WHAT AN IDIOT.  Just saying . . .

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KP: “The point of the post is not to demean, but to bring attention to polarity in politics. Most independents formed support for a candidate based on support of the one thing found lacking as part of either the Republican, or Democratic party platforms. But the candidates for those independent parties always align either to the left, or right on most issues.”

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Bobgnote, after a load of Obamanazi ramblings: 

+Kevin Patrick, with the above, stupid, rambling post, you’ve shown yourself, to be a disoriented idiot, which bought into orthodox, corporate-affected, false, spatial media, re left-center-right, which is problematic, since your little Obamanazi head is way up your flabby, white butt, which encourages the right-wing nutjobs, a lot.  

You enjoy their attention, you second-team neo-con.  But as an independent, who registers non-partisan, or for the Justice Party or Greens, lately, I can say you are really, really demented, from eating and passing Democratic Party scat, for some time.

But you are a puppy, who did not see Carter’s administration resist Jimmy’s early acceptance, of Ralph Nader, so Nader was then stymied, and then Jimmy tried to blow off a Love Canal settlement, before sucking up, to the victims, in the course, of losing, to Reagan.

Idiots like you and Obama are why I will NEVER register or vote Democratic, ever again.  You Obamanazi derps all want to be Obama Girl, but unlike Amber Lee Ettinger, you are not smart, attractive, or talented.

But that doesn’t mean I will ever vote, for a Republitard.

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Of course, they didn’t like it:  What a flock of chronics!  I’ll leave out the chorus, of spamming Obamanazis, all rambling away.

KP: “Bob are you having trouble moving forward?”

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Bobgnote: +Kevin Patrick, re-read your idiotic post, and explain your Obama Girl-wannabe brand, of Obamanazism.  Are you having trouble reading Obama’s lips, while kissing him?

Excuse me, but you are a 2nd-team Republican, trying to ramble, tritely, about media not one of you Obamanazis understands.

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KP: “Bob I am surprised everyday by the same conservative rhetoric I hear come out of asses like you. You are a hate filled anti government fascist, who thinks hiding behind the guise of being independent somehow gives you a vote of animitity gives you status. You have proven my point true. Please try to move forward Bob.”

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What is it, with the hyperbolic rambles, re “move forward?”  

Bobgnote:

+Kevin Patrick, you are an Obama-spammer, who needs to take meds, to see if your delusions will abate.  You are like 10 pounds of crap, trying to fit, in a 5 pound bag.  You are a thumb-sucker, trying to type, in between sitting on your thumb and gumming it.  You have no point, on which you don’t sit, derp.

Are you Obama Girl wannabes having trouble, at moving forward?  Try pulling your heads, out of each others’ butts, then walk.

+Kevin Patrick: “You are a hate filled anti government fascist,” which must mean you want the government, to put things in your festering butt and charge all of us, for it, you stupid, ESL, Jacko-wannabe.  What’s all this crap, about “hate,” from you retards?  You can’t be Obama Girl, so then, you want to be Jacko? 

What next, anyone you troll is “ignerunt?”

+Kevin Patrick: “I am surprised everyday by the same conservative rhetoric . . .”  Look, buttpipe.  You AND the Republitard neo-cons all like to jam independent clauses, together, with no punctuation, but plenty of punk.

You can’t decide what it is you want to be.

Is it Obama Girl?  Get operations and talent.

Is it Jacko?  Take some meds, and O.D.

Is it a Republitard?  You are right on track, you neo-con derp.  Your rambling, trolling, spamming posts are right on target.

So why are you surprised, turd?  You practice conservaderpage, with your fellow trolls!

Crawl out from under a rock and parade, during Pride Week, fool.  Biden outed Bam, for same-sex marriage, so you idiots can hook up.

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And, with that,.I intend to go blow off some more Republitards, but hey.  Those Obamanazi jackasses really like to troll, in the neo-con way, don’t they.

Not only right-wing nutjob neo-cons are stupid, on the internet (from Google+):

May 24, 2014

Kevin Patrick, with the above, stupid, rambling post, you’ve shown yourself, to be a disoriented idiot, which bought into orthodox, corporate-affected, false, spatial media, re left-center-right, which is problematic, since your little Obamanazi head is way up your flabby, white butt, which encourages the right-wing nutjobs, a lot.  

You enjoy their attention, you second-team neo-con.  But as an independent, who registers non-partisan, or for the Justice Party or Greens, lately, I can say you are really, really demented, from eating and passing Democratic Party scat, for some time.

But you are a puppy, who did not see Carter’s administration resist Jimmy’s early acceptance, of Ralph Nader, so Nader was then stymied, and then Jimmy tried to blow off a Love Canal settlement, before sucking up, to the victims, in the course, of losing, to Reagan.

Idiots like you and Obama are why I will NEVER register or vote Democratic, ever again.  You Obamanazi derps all want to be Obama Girl, but unlike Amber Lee Ettinger, you are not smart, attractive, or talented.

But that doesn’t mean I will ever vote, for a Republitard.

You bastards! You killed my college roomies, you movie dewshes!

May 17, 2014

You killed my college roomies, you movie dewshes!!!!!

And what else? The flicks have been bumping my playlist, since the 1970s, without payment:

The STARSHIP TROOPERS movie series sketched my room 108 roomies, from 1974, Barrington Hall, at CAL, Berkeley, where Sam Quinones lived, for awhile, as a student, after I graduated, and I was mildly crashing, while trying to find musicians, for a band, with no success.

But the movies used a lot of the unamplified playing and all of the amplified playing, which I was foolish enough, to perform. The pigs have microwave surveillance, and the punk corporations have MIDI. That yielded groups, titled AC-ZZ, inclusive, all duping plagiarists.

So the movie makers knew a war was coming, it would be in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and egregious surveillance would issue, similar, to that, during the Viet Nam War, when we were at CAL.

ST I showed General Owen, a sole survivor, of an Arachnid over-run, at a Fed firebase, on Planet P.

That is how Professor Doug ‘The Bug’ Whitman used to look, when he was a doctoral candidate, at CAL, but now, he’s been touting wasp larvae, as a source of protein, in food, for humans, so General Owen rants, ‘We’re all going to die!,” whereupon Juan Rico and Ace Levy fatally shoot an attacking, green wasp, which barrels into General Owen, rolling him up.

Seen CAL football? “ROLL HIM UP!” is often heard, at Memorial Stadium.

At Facebook, I just friend-requested Keith Quattrocchi, who used to pile his socks, in the middle of the floor, as a frosh. ST II stars Richard Burgi, as Captain Dax, who looks like Keith looks, now.

Dax also dies, in the movie, but hey, he’s the hero, who dies, at the end, of ST II. My other dudes are sketched, as schmucky clowns, who are important, to development, toward the resolution, of the plot.

ST III is the funniest, of the series, and it features Skymarshall Omar Anoke, who looks and sounds, like Sam Jones, who went to Lowell HS, in SF, with Keith. Sam got into EST, last I saw him.

Skymarshall Anoke gradually reveals his allegiance, to a bad brain-bug, Be’emacoitl, which spears Omar and reanimates him, to say what the bug wants said.

Maybe the bug’s name is spelled, B.M.a’Coitell. Sam did say, “Cornhole,” a lot, like Beavis, going south.

Just saying, but you killed my college roomies, you movie douches!!!!!!!

They would do this because the surveillance biz was bugging us, big-time, during the Viet Nam War, and lo and behold, Edward Snowden’s revelations are just the tip, of a nasty iceberg.

The rock and other groups, titled AC-ZZ, inclusive, were duping every last note I played.

A young woman came up, to me and my g.f., before class, at Wheeler Hall, Fall 1973, to admit she’d shagged Mick, after Keith approached her and others, and she found out the Stones were duping me, since 1971, in fact.

Now she’s a wacky LA Times columnist, getting sketched, by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in Veep, on HBO, since she’s flawlessly schmucky, per Julia’s SNL and Seinfeld-affected sketching, which is an SNL trend, with Julia L-D doing Elaine Quijano, a former Playmate, who was in the Clinton and Bush press corps, and Will Ferrell doing Ron Burgundy, in the ANCHORMAN movies, as if Tom Brokaw and Walter Chronkite could have a nut-job kid, in a test-tube.

Robin Abcarian now sports a similar hair-style, to the one shown, by fictional Veep, Selina Meyer. But the waffling, on issues, for the purpose, of gross, media pandering is comically similar, in both Robin and Selina Meyer, who each have a daughter, in college, presently.

The casting director, for Veep is Alison somebody, which figures, since Robin’s Barrington and junior year in France buddy was Alison ap Roberts, who also paid for journalism grad school, by wild, personal behavior.

Sharpie is on board, with a female commenter, Serlina Mc-somebody. I guess Robin may be most famous, for passing on the quip: “Once you go black, . . . “

Tom Avery Tennis

May 4, 2014

Get a grip:

Forehand Drives & Topspin – Eastern (Xs on panel #3) OR semi-Western (Xs on panel #4)

Backhand Drives & Topspin – Eastern (Xs on panel #1) OR semi-Western (Xs on panel #2)

For the semi-Western backhand make sure that you go to panel #2 that is on the left-handed

side for a right-hander, and vice versa for a left-hander. This will close the racquet face. This

grip works well for topspin.

Forehand Slice – Eastern (Xs on panel #3) OR Continental (Xs on panel #2)

Backhand Slice – Eastern (Xs on panel #1) OR Continental (Xs on panel #2)

Forehand Volley – Eastern (Xs on panel #3) OR Continental (Xs on panel #2)

Backhand Volley – Eastern (Xs on panel #1) OR Continental (Xs on panel #2)

Serve – Continental (Xs on panel #2)

Lobs – Eastern, semi-Western OR Continental

Approach Shots – Eastern, semi-Western OR Continental

Drop Shots – Eastern, semi-Western OR Continental

 

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The Backswing

Next to the grip, the most important thing to consider

for consistency is the backswing. Sometimes the backswing

is misunderstood, it gets confused with the backhand.

The backswing is what you do from the ready position

to the racquet back position whether you’re hitting a

forehand or a backhand.

Typically, in the ready position we’re taught to stand

with the racquet out in front in the vertical position (straight

up and down). However, if you bring the racquet back vertically

and the racquet remains vertical at the low point of

the backswing, as you swing forward, the racquet will naturally

be open or laid back at the contact point. The only

way to get the racquet vertical at contact is by making

adjustments with the forearm and wrist. This is very difficult

to do on a consistent basis. Remember, this is a millisecond

happening. It’s risky business to rely on the wrist and

forearm to consistently flick at the right millisecond to be

 

vertical, at contact.

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THE BACKSWING

YOUR FORWARD SWING IS MADE EASIER BY HAVING A GOOD BACKSWING.

STRIVE TO GET FROM THE READY POSITION WITH A CLOSED FACE RACQUET

TO THE LOW POINT OF THE BACKSWING WITH A CLOSED FACE RACQUET.

FROM THAT POINT YOUR SWING IS A PIECE OF CAKE PROVIDED YOU DON’T

GET TOO WRISTY.

In Fig. 4 notice that the

racquet is up about eye

level and the racquet face

is closed. The racquet is

now set to be vertical at

contact.

http://fundamentalsoftennis.com

In Fig. 5 I’ve started my backswing. The racquet is

coming straight back at eye level. Notice that the racquet

face is still closed. Keeping it closed on the backswing

will prevent your forehand from going long.

 

In Fig. 6 the racquet is back pointing to

the rear fence and the left hand is out in

front for balance. From this point the

racquet will drop down one foot below

the contact point before swinging forward

to ensure net clearance.

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In Fig. 6 the racquet is back pointing to

the rear fence and the left hand is out in

front for balance. From this point the

racquet will drop down one foot below

the contact point before swinging forward

to ensure net clearance.

In Fig. 7 Let’s say the racquet is now at the

low point of the backswing (or one foot

below the contact point). That being the

case, in this photo, the contact point would

be around waist high, which would be about

one foot higher than where the racquet is

now. Remember how low the racquet drops

all depends on your contact point, you only

need to get the racquet one foot below. If

the contact point was chest high or shoulder

high, the racquet could be up around waist

high at this point, which would still be safely

one foot lower than the contact point before

swinging forward. Notice that the racquet

face is closed. You have now completed the

backswing. From this point you’ll swing forward

and up to meet the ball. The only time

during the backswing that the racquet would

possibly pause is shown in Fig. 6 everything

else is a continual motion.

 

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“My Forehand Is Going Into The Net”

Cause # 1

Tennis pros are famous for saying “bend your

knees.” If you don’t bend the knees adequately, the racquet

will fail to drop at least one foot below the contact

point before swinging forward and up to meet the ball. It’s

this low-to-high swing that ensures your net clearance.

When the ball comes straight or horizontally off your strings

from the baseline, it doesn’t have a prayer. Gravity, which

is such a strong force, will pull it down into the net. It’s simple

physics: If the ball does not leave your strings ascending

from the baseline, be prepared to walk up to the net to

retrieve the ball.

Solution A: Tennis is much more of a leg game than an

arm game. Even on a waist high ball, which most players

do not consider low, you’ve really got to bend the knees to

ensure net clearance, depth and power. Think about getting

the rear end down like you’re sitting in a chair. This sitting

in the chair will help you get the racquet one-foot below

the contact point before swinging forward. Then, remember

to get out of the chair as your racquet moves forward

and up to meet the ball, this will keep the racquet and body

in sync.

 

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Sit in the chair

2. Get out of the chair

Notice in Position 1 the knees are bent and the rear end is down, thinking about

sitting in a chair will make you bend with the knees and stay balanced instead of

bending at the waist. In Position 2 notice that the legs lift as the racquet swings

forward and up, this lifting with the legs keeps the racquet and body in sync. Notice

the front leg is straight, this is a good checkpoint for you on your finish, if the front

leg is straight, you know you’re lifting.

 

Solution B: Very simply, you may need to actively send the signal from the brain telling

the body to get the racquet one-foot below the contact point before swinging forward.

Many players are not specific enough and actually concentrating on the solution as they

are performing it. In other words, think about it as it needs to be done. Eventually you

will not need to think about it, but until a good low-to-high swing pattern is grooved into

the muscle memory, you do.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. One foot below

2. Get out of the chair

 

Use your legs to

drop the racquet

one foot below the

point of contact with

the ball.

Fig. 9 at this point when the racquet is pointing to the rear fence it must drop, as in the picture, one foot

below the contact point before swinging forward to ensure net clearance. Tell yourself to get the racquet

one foot below by using the brain to send signals to the muscles. In this way you’ll groove the correct muscle

memory pattern and very rarely hit the ball in the net.

 

Cause # 2

You may be playing too tight. By gripping the racquet tight, say gripping it a ten

(ten being the tightest on a scale of one to ten) it will give you tight muscles in your arm

and shoulder which are not conducive to getting the racquet one foot below before

swinging forward. When your hitting arm and shoulder are tight the racquet tends to stay

up and not drop down before swinging forward. And remember, if the racquet does not

drop down at least one foot below the contact point before swinging forward, your shot

is probably going into the net.

Solution A: You’ve got to make a conscious effort to relax the hitting arm and shoulder.

On a scale of one to ten (ten being the tightest) try holding the racquet at a four, nice and

relaxed. You also should concentrate on keeping the hitting shoulder loose and slightly

lower than the non-hitting shoulder.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Relaxed Grip

2. Rear Shoulder Slightly Lower

 

Fig. 10 By gripping the racquet a

four (on a scale of one to ten, ten

being the tightest) your hitting arm

and shoulder will stay loose and

relaxed. A loose and relaxed hitting

shoulder is a key factor in getting the

racquet a foot below the contact

point. Also, notice the hitting shoulder

is slightly lower than the front

shoulder, this is a good thing to think

about in order to groove a low-tohigh

muscle memory pattern.

 

Cause # 3

You may have the racquet face tilted down or closed at the point of impact.

This simply sends the ball down into the net.

Solution A: Usually players who do this tend to have too much wrist and forearm

movement during the swing. When there’s too much wrist and forearm movement

you’re never quite sure what result you’ll get. You may hit the back of the fence on

one shot and the bottom of the net on the next. The reason for this is that players who

use too much wrist and forearm are usually coming into the contact area with an open

face racquet and are trying to close it or roll up and over to get the racquet vertical.

Consequently, if they don’t roll or close it on time, they hit the back fence. If they roll or

close it too early, they hit the bottom of the net. This is risky business because the ball

and strings only meet for milliseconds. To solve the problem you must learn to swing

with the shoulder as the hinge, not the wrist and forearm. Make sure that the palm of

the hitting hand is facing down at the low point of the backswing (which is one foot

below the contact point), then keep the wrist and forearm steady as you swing low to

high from the shoulder. This will guarantee you a vertical racquet face at contact. You

can practice this against a fence, a wall or the net to make sure that your racquet is

vertical at contact as you swing from the shoulder.

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Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Wrist and forearm steady

2. Swing from the shoulder

Begin your swing one foot below

the ball.

Brush the Equator of the ball as

you hit through on a low to high

plane.

Your arm should hinge from the

shoulder.

Aim at the target with your palm

and the racquet will do the same.

DO NOT roll

the wrist or

forearm!

Fig. 11 Notice the relation

between the palm of the hand and

the racquet face at contact. If the

hand wasn’t holding a racquet but

was open, the palm would be facing

in the same direction as the

racquet. From this point there is

no need to roll the wrist and forearm,

the ball is only on the strings

milliseconds. Simply let the palm

of the hand go towards the target

and up using the shoulder as the

hinge, this will impart topspin. DO

NOT use the wrist or forearm as

the hinge, that would kill your consistency.

 

“My Forehand Is Going Long”

Cause #1

The culprit here is that the racquet is tilted or laid back at contact.

Solution A: Again, too much wrist and forearm movement is usually the problem. For

the racquet to be consistently vertical at contact you must learn to swing with as little

wrist and forearm movement as possible. Remember, if the racquet face is closed or tilted

down at the low point of the

backswing, it will naturally be vertical

at contact IF the racquet

does not wobble out of position.

Any wobbling of the racquet is

usually made with the wrist and

forearm.

 

So concentrate on a

steady forearm and wrist as you

swing from the shoulder. On the

other hand, if the racquet is vertical

at the low point of the backswing,

the racquet will be tilted or

laid back at the contact point.

Two Key Points To Concentrate

On During Your Swing:

1. Palm down

2. Swing from the

shoulder

Fig. 12 Notice the racquet is

closed and the palm of the hitting

hand is facing down. The

contact point from here should

be one foot higher. As you

swing low-to-high from this

point, the racquet will naturally

become vertical at contact.

This is guaranteed IF you

swing from the shoulder WITHOUT

excessive wrist and forearm movement.

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Cause #2

court.

You may not be generating enough topspin to pull the ball back down into the

Solution A: Once a ball starts to spin forward it creates air pressure on top of the ball,

pushing it down. This is the main reason topspin is so beneficial, you can clear the net

by a safe margin and the ball is still pulled down before sailing long. To increase your

topspin you must increase your rpms (the number of times the ball rotates per minute).

This increase in spin creates more air pressure on top of the ball, thus pushing the ball

down and in the court before it sails long. To increase your rpms, you must increase the

angle of your swing. Let’s say that you’re swinging low to high with an upward angle of

about 25° and your shots are going long. If you increase the upward angle to 45° even

with the same racquet speed your shots should now be landing in play. When you try

this, strive to finish with your shoulder under the chin to guarantee that you’ll hit through

and up at the same time. Sometimes players think “up” so much that they do not hit

through and simply use too much arm.

 

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Increase the angle

2. Shoulder to the chin

Fig. 13 The racquet represents the angle (approximately 25°) of a low-to-high swing which will impart topspin

to the ball.

Fig. 14 The racquet represents the angle (approximately 45°) of a low-to-high swing which will impart

more topspin to the ball. By increasing the angle of the swing you create more of a brushing up effect,

which will spin the ball faster, creating more rpms (rotation per minute). This increase in rpms creates

more air pressure on top of the ball, pushing it down before it sails long.

Fig. 15 By finishing with the shoulder under the chin you’ll more likely hit through the ball instead of merely

arming the ball.

 

 

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“When My Opponent Comes To The Net, My Forehand Passing Shot Down The

Line Is Usually Off Target”

Cause # 1

Your racquet is pulling around and across your body instead of out away from

your body and towards the intended target. When you swing around across the body the

racquet is facing the target for a split second only, and does not stay on line towards the

intended target. This means your timing must be absolutely perfect to hit to your desired

target.

Solution A: To hit a ball straight ahead you must be able to implement an inside out

swing. The ability to hit a straight ball is important for down the line shots. Also, once you

know your opponents weakness you’ll want to hit it `straight’ to that weakness. It’s very

difficult to consistently hit the ball straight without this type of swing pattern. When you

swing inside out the racquet stays on line longer giving you a much better chance of hitting

towards the intended target.

To learn an inside out swing stand at the center of the baseline by the center

mark. Turn sideways with your racquet back ready to hit a forehand. Your hitting hand

is now in the inside position. Now, let the hitting hand and racquet go out away from the

body towards the right net post (for a right-hander) or towards the left net post (for a lefthander).

As you let the hitting hand and racquet go towards the net post it will feel as

though you’re going to hit the ball onto the adjacent court. As you continue to swing out

towards the net post however, you’ll soon realize, that when you reach the contact point

the racquet is facing in the direction you want, straight ahead. At the contact point, the

palm of the hitting hand should be facing your target as well. Here’s the key point: It’s

much easier now for the racquet and the hitting hand to stay on line and directed towards

the target, that’s because you’re swinging inside out away from your body. Actually, the

racquet and the palm of the hitting hand can stay on line towards the target for a foot (12

inches) to a foot and a half (18 inches) when you swing inside out. This gives you a good

chance to hit the ball to your desired target. On the other hand, if you were pulling the

racquet around and across your body, the racquet and palm of the hitting hand are facing

the target for only a split second. When this happens the racquet and palm of the

hand are on line for only that moment, meaning if your timing is not perfect the ball will

not go to your intended target. For more instruction on the inside out swing see the

videos Consistent Tennis Wins IV and V.

http://fundamentalsoftennis.com

 

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THE INSIDE-OUT SWING

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Swing inside out

2. Palm of the hand towards the target

 

Fig. 16 The hitting hand and racquet are now at the inside position. From this point swing out, away from

your body towards the right net post.

Fig. 17 The hitting hand and racquet are now swinging out, away from the body. At this point it looks as

though you’ll hit the ball to an adjacent court.

Fig. 18 The racquet has now reached the contact point and notice, it’s facing straight down the middle. By

swinging inside out it’s easier now to keep the racquet on line as if you’re hitting four balls in a row as

opposed to just one.

Fig. 19 The palm of the hand and the racquet face are closely related. To increase your accuracy, keep

the palm of the hand on target as if you’re hitting four balls.

THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED FOR PASSING SHOTS DOWN THE LINE AND

HITTING STRAIGHT TO AN OPPONENT’S WEAKNESS.

 

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“When I Try To Hit My Forehand With Topspin I Lose Control”

Cause #1

One common myth about topspin is that you must roll the racquet up and over the

ball. This type of motion will make it very difficult to hit with consistency and control.

Players who try to roll the racquet up and over most often are swinging forward with a

racquet face that is tilted or laid back. This roll up and over motion is a motion that is

facilitated by the forearm and wrist. Forearm and wrist movement is usually the biggest

cause of inconsistency. Obviously, if you hit the ball with a laid back racquet you cannot

impart topspin, and your shot may hit the back fence. That’s why, this type of player is

always trying to roll up and over to get the racquet in a vertical position (vertical is the

correct position for topspin) at contact. Players who make this movement usually finish

low.

 

Fig. 20 Many players make the mistake of trying to

roll the racquet up and over the ball, using the forearm

and wrist. This type of movement is usually the

biggest cause of inconsistency. Players who try to

roll the racquet up and over often are finishing low

as this photo shows. Strive to finish high with the

shoulder under the chin as Fig. 22 on page 28

shows.

Solution A: If this is your problem, you need to develop a swing pattern where there is

not so much movement with the forearm and wrist. The main hinge (just as the hinge

on a door enables the door to move) during your swing should be the shoulder not the

forearm and wrist. To solve the problem, you need to realize that the racquet face should

be tilted down at the low point of the backswing, with the palm of the hitting hand facing

down at this point. Now, as you swing forward and up to meet the ball, it will automatically

become vertical at contact, provided that you do not have a lot of wrist and forearm

movement and that the swing is low (one foot below the contact point) to high.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Palm down

2. Shoulder to the chin

 

Fig. 21 The racquet

face is closed or tilted

down at the low point of

the backswing. The

racquet is guaranteed

to be vertical at contact

if the swing is made

from the shoulder.

 

Fig. 22 The finish is

high as the shoulder

touches the chin. By

striving to finish high

like this there is less of

a chance that the wrist

and forearm will roll

over.

 

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“Everybody’s Talking About Topspin, I’m Not Sure If I’m Getting Any Topspin”

Cause #1

Everybody’s talking about topspin because it allows you to clear the net by a safe

margin and still pull the ball back down in the court. You don’t need to be a nuclear physicist

to figure out what imparts topspin to a tennis ball. A clear understanding is all you

need.

Solution A: First of all, what is topspin? Basically it’s a ball that spins forward after the

strings strike it. What’s so great about a ball spinning forward? Once a ball starts to spin

forward, it creates air pressure on top of the ball pushing it down. This is the main reason

everyone likes topspin. They don’t have to be a Las Vegas type player who hits net

skimmers, always flirting with danger. They can safely get the ball four to six feet over

the net, with power and the ball is still pulled back down before sailing long. To make a

tennis ball spin forward, the racquet must be moving from low to high at contact. The

racquet should drop at least one foot below the contact point before swinging forward to

meet the ball. This ensures a low to high swing. It’s this low to high motion that will

cause a brushing up at contact that makes the ball spin forward. The racquet must be

in a vertical position (straight up and down) when contact is made. If the racquet is tilted

or laid back at contact you do not get this brushing effect. The strings should make

contact at the equator of the ball, that imaginary line around the center of the ball. If you

try to come up and over the top and hit above the equator, you’ll simply drive the ball into

the net. This over the top theory is actually a common myth that will really hurt your ability

to hit topspin consistently in the court.

HOW TO HIT WITH TOPSPIN AND CONTROL

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Swing low to high

2. Keep the racquet vertical through the contact area

 

Fig. 23 The racquet face is closed, the palm is down, the racquet is now set to be vertical at contact.

Fig. 24 The racquet is vertical at contact, striking the “equator” of the ball because the swing was from

the shoulder without wrist and forearm rolling.

Fig. 25 This is a key photo, notice that the ball is gone and the racquet is still continuing on a low-tohigh

plane, remaining vertical. There has been no rolling over. But topspin has been imparted.

Fig. 26 The racquet continues on the low-to-high plane, finishing high, the shoulder has been used as

the hinge throughout the swing.

 

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“I Can’t Seem To Generate Any Power With My Forehand”

Cause #1

You may be trying to generate all your power with the arm.

Solution A: Instead of trying to arm the ball, you’ve got to get your whole body involved

in the stroke. The arm is just one segment of the body that should be uncoiling. Learn

to coil, turn and rotate the body on the backswing, then uncoil, starting with the knees

then the hips, trunk, shoulders and hitting arm. Your hitting arm and racquet will pick up

speed as you uncoil, the faster the speed, the more power you will generate. However,

remember the principle of deceleration-acceleration is working here. As the body uncoils

each segment should stop (decelerate) as the next body segment accelerates. So when

 

the knees stop, the hips speed up, when the hips stop, the trunk speeds up and so on

until the shoulders stop and the hitting arm speeds up, giving you the racquet speed

which gives you power.

 

COILING AND THEN UNCOILING PRODUCES A FAST RACQUET AT

CONTACT, WHICH EQUALS POWER

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Coil the body on the backswing

2. As you uncoil, stop each body segment

so the next segment can speed up

 

Fig. 27 The shoulders and hips have coiled.

Fig. 28 The body has now started to uncoil, in this photo the front knee has stopped, from here the hips

will now speed up.

Fig. 29 The hips are speeding up as the right hip turns into the shot.

Fig. 30 The hips have stopped, the trunk and the shoulders have also stopped as the hitting arm accelerates

through the contact area.

Fig. 31 The legs have continued to lift, notice the front leg has straightened out. The racquet finishes

high with the shoulder under the chin.

 

Cause #2

You may be bringing the racquet straight to the low point of the backswing. This

means that you lose the benefit of a loop swing. The loop is where the racquet falls,

enabling it to pick up speed before coming into impact.

Solution A: Remember, racquet speed at contact will determine how much power you

have. So, instead of bringing the racquet straight back to the low point of the backswing,

learn to bring the racquet back at about eye level. Once the racquet is back at eye level,

the racquet can now fall, or loop down, to the low point of the backswing (one foot below

the contact point) before swinging forward. Remember to keep the hitting shoulder loose

so the racquet will fall and drop low enough. It’s this looping or falling racquet that will

give you about 10 to 20 mph more speed as the racquet reaches the low point of the

backswing. But, when you bring the racquet straight back to the low point you have

gained zero miles per hour.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Bring the racquet back at eye level

2. Keep the hitting shoulder loose and let the racquet fall or

loop down before swinging forward

Fig. 32 In the ready position the

racquet is up about eye level.

Fig 33.

As the shoulders

turn, and the racquet comes

back, it stays at eye level.

Fig 34. The racquet is back, pointing

to the rear fence and still around

eye level. From this point, the racquet

will now fall or loop down to

the low point of the backswing

before swinging forward. This racquet

falling or looping down will

enable your to pick up speed which

generates more power.

 

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The BACKHAND

Grip Recommended:

Eastern or Semi-Western

for Drives and Topspin

Eastern or Continental

for Slice

“My Backhand Is Going Into The Net”

Cause #1

The racquet is not dropping one foot below the contact

point before swinging forward and up to meet the ball.

If you swing horizontally or straight across and make contact

with a vertical racquet, the ball does not have a prayer

of clearing the net. Gravity is a strong force and will pull the

ball into the net.

Solution A: You have to swing low (one foot below the contact point) to high to clear

the net from the baseline. Assuming your driving the ball or hitting with topspin. I’m not

talking about slice shots where the racquet face is laid back or open slightly at contact.

When you swing low to high, the ball will leave your strings ascending. If the ball comes

straight off your strings from the baseline, you might as well start walking to the net to

retrieve your ball. To make sure you’re bending adequately to get the racquet one foot

below the contact point think about getting your rear end down like you’re sitting in a

chair. Also, use your non-hitting hand to help you get the racquet low enough. A good

drill is to let the non-hitting hand which is riding on the throat of the racquet drop and

touch the back thigh. Now the non-hitting hand is being used not simply as an ornament

but it’s helping you get the racquet low enough. Once the non-hitting hand touches the

thigh, the racquet now swings forward and up. Remember, this is a smooth, continuous

motion as you’re swinging at the ball.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Sit in the chair

2. Make the non-hitting hand touch the back thigh

 

Cause #2

The racquet face is turned down as you’re contacting the ball.

Solution A: Usually there is too much wrist and forearm movement and a rolling over

with the racquet in the hitting zone when this occurs. Just as a door has a hinge that

makes it open and close, the hinge on your backhand swing should be the shoulder, not

the wrist and forearm. When you concentrate on swinging from the shoulder with a high

finish, there’s less chance of wrist and forearm movement. To consistently be vertical at

contact, remember that the racquet face should be closed with the non-hitting hand at

the low point of the backswing. Here’s the key point: Once the racquet face is closed

at the low point of the backswing you are guaranteed vertical at contact as you swing forward

and up. Remember though, this is guaranteed only if you use the shoulder as the

hinge, if the wrist and forearm roll during the swing, it’s not guaranteed.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Racquet face closed at

the low point of the

backswing

2. Use the shoulder as the

hinge

Fig. 36 In this photo, notice the non-hitting

hand is making sure that the racquet face is

closed, the non-hitting hand is not just an

ornament, use it. When the racquet face is

closed at the low point of the backswing, it

will automatically become vertical at contact.

Provided, that the swing is from the

shoulder without

much wrist and forearm

movement.

 

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37

“My Backhand Continually Goes Long”

Cause #1

The racquet face is turned up or open at the contact point.

Solution A: You may not be holding an Eastern or semi-Western grip. If you have a

forehand grip or a Continental grip (which can be used for slice shots, but is not well suited

for drives or topspin) the racquet face will tend to be open at contact. Check The Grip

section to make sure your hand is positioned correctly on the handle.

Solution B: Make sure to use your non-hitting hand to keep the racquet face steady

and closed at the low point of the backswing. Remember, if the racquet face is closed

at the low point of the backswing, it should be vertical at contact, provided you swing

from the shoulder with a fixed forearm and wrist. On the other hand, if the racquet is vertical

at the low point of the backswing it will tend to be open or tilted back at contact.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Use the non-hitting hand to close the racquet face

2. Swing from the shoulder

Cause #2

You may be leaning back at contact which causes the racquet face to tilt back.

Solution A: As you go out to meet the ball, make sure you’re stepping in and the hitting

shoulder is leaning forward into the shot. This will prevent leaning back. On the finish,

the hitting shoulder should be closer to the net than the lead foot, this will ensure you’re

leaning into the shot instead of leaning back, which will tilt the racquet back.

 

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Let the hitting shoulder lean forward into the shot

2. Hitting shoulder closer to the net than the lead foot on the finish

 

38

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Let the hitting shoulder lean forward into the shot

2. Hitting shoulder closer to the net than the lead foot on the finish

Fig. 37 Transferring the

weight and leaning forward

will prevent the racquet

from opening up.

Notice in this photo that

the hitting shoulder is

slightly ahead of the lead

foot and the weight has

transferred totally to the

front leg.

 

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“I Can’t Seem To Hit Any Topspin With My Backhand”

Cause #1

You’re not swinging on a low to high plane.

Solution A: Remember, it’s impossible to impart topspin without a low to high swing. So

number one: remember to let the racquet fall (at least one foot below the contact point)

before swinging forward. Bend the knees as if you’re sitting in a chair to make sure that

the racquet is getting low enough. Also, use the non-hitting hand to help get the racquet

down below the contact point before swinging forward.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Sit in the chair

2. Use the non-hitting hand to get the racquet low enough

Cause #2

You may be rolling the wrist and forearm which gives you a swing that’s not

dependable. One shot hits the bottom of the net, the next shot is in the court, and the

next shot hits the back fence. The strings cannot brush up on the ball if the racquet face

is open (tilted back) or closed (tilted down) at contact. When this occurs there’s no way

for you to have confidence in your stroke because the racquet is rolling over in the contact

area. Remember what topspin is all about. It’s a racquet moving low to high that

stays vertical through the contact area and brushes up at the equator (the imaginary line

around the center) of the ball. To consistently have a vertical racquet through the contact

area, you’ve got to learn to swing from the shoulder, with as little forearm and wrist

movement as possible. Remember Your Basics: To be vertical at contact, the racquet

should be closed or tilted down at the low point of the backswing. Now, as you swing

forward and up from the shoulder the racquet naturally becomes vertical. You can try this

against a fence or a wall. The fence or wall now becomes your point of contact. This is

a great drill to help you be consistently vertical at contact. Please see page 51, How to

be Consistently Vertical at Contact.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Closed face or tilted down at the low point of the backswing

2. Swing from the shoulder without wrist and forearm roll

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“I Can’t Generate Any Power With My Backhand”

Cause #1

You’re thinking that the hitting arm is the source of power. You’re not rotating

and coiling the body which enables you to generate racquet speed as you uncoil.

Solution: Learn to rotate the upper body as you bring your racquet back. This coiling

of the upper body will allow you to uncoil with the knees, hips, trunk, shoulders, and hitting

arm into the shot. Remember, as the body parts uncoil, each part should come to a

stop as the next speeds up. For instance, when the knees stop, the hips speed up, when

the hips stop, the trunk speeds up, when the trunk stops, the shoulders speed up, finally,

when the shoulders stop all of this uncoiling is now transferred to the hitting arm. this

uncoiling enables you to generate tremendous speed to the hitting arm and racquet, and

racquet speed at contact will determine how powerful your shot is. To make sure you’re

coiling adequately, rotate the shoulders on the backswing enough for your opponent to

see your racquet come into view behind your back. Remember though, this is a continuous

movement the racquet should never stop at this point, this would defeat your purpose

of getting the racquet moving fast. Now, as you uncoil make sure to stop the trunk

and hitting shoulder just before contact, this deceleration of the trunk and hitting shoulder

allows the hitting arm to now accelerate into the shot. For more information on generating

power on the backhand see the video Consistent Tennis Wins IV The

Backhand.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Show the racquet behind your back

2. Stop the trunk and hitting shoulder just before contact

 

Fig. 38 In this photo notice the shoulders have

rotated enough so that my opponent could see

my racquet come into view behind my back.

This is the kind of coiling you’ll need to generate

power. The racquet, however, would never stop

at this point, it’s a continuous movement.

 

Fig. 39 At this moment (right before contact) the

trunk and hitting shoulder stop. This deceleration

of the trunk and hitting shoulder allows the

hitting arm to now accelerate into the shot.

 

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“My Backhand Passing Shots Are Usually Off Target”

Cause #1

Your racquet is not staying on line towards the target in the hitting zone. If you’re

pulling or swinging around with the upper body, the racquet will only be facing your target

for a millisecond. This requires absolutely perfect timing to hit the desired target.

Solution A: Like the forehand, the key here is the inside-out swing. An inside-out swing

enables the racquet to stay on line. When the racquet stays on line, the timing can be

slightly off (nobody’s perfect) and you’ll still hit to your desired direction. To understand

an inside-out swing, stand at the center mark at the middle of the baseline. Now, turn

sideways with your racquet back. When you’re turned sideways and the racquet’s back,

the hitting hand and racquet are now in the inside position. Now, as you start to swing

forward let the hitting hand go out towards the left net post (for a right-hander). You’re

now starting to swing inside out. When you first try this, you’ll feel like you’re going to hit

the ball to an adjacent court.

But as you keep swinging out away from your body you’ll

soon realize that the racquet is facing straight ahead down the middle when you reach

the contact area. Now, because you’ve swung inside out, it’s much easier to keep the

racquet on line like you’re hitting through four balls. When you reach the contact point,

the knuckles on the hitting hand should be facing the target. Strive to keep the knuckles

on target as if you’re hitting four balls in a row (about two feet long) instead of one ball,

this will help you keep the racquet on line and hit to your desired target. On the other

hand, when you swing around or across, it’s impossible to keep the racquet on line. The

racquet is facing the target for only a millisecond and then goes off line.

 

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THE INSIDE-OUT BACKHAND

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Swing inside out

2. Knuckles to the target

 

Fig. 40 The hitting hand and racquet are now in the inside

position. From here they will swing out away from the body

in the direction of the arrow towards the left net post.

Fig. 41 The hitting hand and racquet are now swinging away

from the body, towards the left net post. At this point it may

feel as if you’re going to hit the ball out of bounds.

Fig. 42 At the contact point, however, notice the racquet is

facing straight down the middle. By swinging inside out in

this manner it’s easier now to keep the racquet on line which

will increase your chances of hitting to your desired target.

Imagine you’re hitting four balls to keep the racquet on line

as in this photo.

Fig. 43 The knuckles on the hitting hand should be facing the

target at contact.  Let the knuckles continue on target as if

hitting four balls.

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“My Two-handed Backhand Keeps Going Long”

Cause #1

The racquet face is tilted or laid back at contact.

Solution: To prevent the racquet from being laid back or open at contact, make sure

that you’ve got an Eastern or semi-Western grip. In the ready position close the face of

the racquet and make sure that the racquet stays closed as you turn the shoulders and

bring the racquet back. When you drop the racquet to the low point of the backswing

(one foot below the contact point), the palm of the left hand should be facing down (for

a right-hander). From this point simply swing forward and up and the racquet will naturally

become vertical at contact, provided that you swing from the shoulders and do not

get too wristy.

 

On the other hand, if the racquet is vertical at the low point of the backswing,

it will be open or laid back at contact unless you make adjustments. These adjustments

with the wrist and forearm are difficult

to do consistently. Remember,

once the racquet and the palm of the left

hand are facing down, swing from the

shoulders and you are guaranteed vertical

at contact.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On

During Your Swing:

1. Palm of left hand

(for right-handers)

facing down

2. Swing from the

shoulders

Fig. 44 In this photo the palm of

the left hand (for a right-hander)

is facing down. From this point,

assuming the racquet is one foot

below the contact point, simply

swing forward and up and the

racquet will naturally become

vertical at contact, provided that

you swing from the shoulders

and do not get too wristy.

 

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“My Two-handed Backhand Doesn’t Have Much Power”

Cause #1

You may not be realizing you’re actually hitting a left-handed forehand (for a righthander).

Solution: Many times I’ll see players not using the left hand as the dominant hand.

Sometimes they even let go at the moment of contact, and do not hit through with the

left hand. This will really make your two-hander weak, because the right arm is really in

a weak position at contact, slightly bent and not far enough out in front. At contact, make

sure that the left hand (for a right-hander) is dominant and doing more work than the right

hand.

 

Now, hit through and finish high

with the left shoulder touching the chin.

Another aspect to consider is the coiling

and uncoiling of the body during your

swing. See the Forehand section on

generating power. Remember, you’re

really hitting a left-handed forehand (for

right-handers).

Two Key Points To Concentrate On

During Your Swing:

1. Left hand dominant at

contact

(for a right-hander)

2. Left shoulder to the chin

Fig. 45 At the moment of contact

make sure that the left hand

(for a right-hander) is dominant

and doing more work than the

right hand. From this point, hit

through and finish high with the

left shoulder touching the chin.

Do not let go with the left hand.

You’re really hitting a left-handed

forehand.

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“My Slice Backhand Keeps Going In The Net”

Cause #1

Because underspin is imparted by a high to low motion, you may be chopping

down too severely, which simply sends the ball down into the net.

Solution: To impart underspin, you must swing high to low, but when players chop down

too severely and finish low, their shot hits the net. To prevent this, strive to finish somewhat

high on the follow through. Think of your swing as high to low to high. This high

finish will prevent the severe chop which sends the ball down.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Don’t chop down

2. Swing high to low to high

 

Fig. 46 Chopping down too severely simply sends the ball down into the net.

Fig. 47 At this point the racquet is in the high position above the contact point.

Fig. 48 The racquet has swung down to make contact and is at the low position.

Fig. 49 The racquet comes back up on the finish to prevent chopping down.

 

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“My Slice Backhand Keeps Sailing Long”

Cause #1

You may be thinking on slice shots that the racquet face must be open and coming

under the ball. Your racquet is simply way too open or laid back which sends the ball

up and floating.

Solution A: Instead of such an open face racquet think of the racquet nearly vertical or

tilted back a maximum of 10° to 20°.

Cause #2

Every degree that you lay the racquet back you must increase the angle at which

you swing down to meet the ball. As an example, let’s say that you make contact with

the racquet open 20° (20° is a lot). You must start higher than a shot where the racquet

is open only 10°. Remember, the more that the racquet is laid back at contact, the higher

you must start.

Solution A: To make sure that you get the racquet up high enough on the backswing,

you’ve got to use the non-hitting hand and arm to help. Learn to raise the non-hitting

elbow and hand on the backswing, this will ensure that your racquet is high enough. You

can now increase the angle at which you swing down. As you make contact, hit through

the ball and come back up on the finish, somewhat high. Remember, every degree that

you open the racquet face the more you must increase this angle.

Two Key Points To Concentrate On During Your Swing:

1. Use the non-hitting hand and arm to get the racquet up above the

contact point to increase your angle

2. Only slightly open (10°-20°) at contact

 

Fig. 50 Many times players think of the racquet face laid back or open way too much as in this photo. This

will simply send the ball up and floating.

Fig. 51 Notice the non-hitting elbow and hand are up high above the ball, this will enable you to increase

the angle at which you swing down to meet the ball.

Fig. 52 At contact the racquet should be nearly vertical or tilted back a maximum of 10° – 20° as in this

photo.

 

 

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Super Insider Tips

How to Stay Consistently Vertical at

Contact

The methods described here are not secret.

However, sometimes it seems that most players don’t know

how to be consistently vertical at contact.

The methods that keep the ball in play are simple,

but elusive until you uncover them for yourself. My goal is

to help you discover how to be consistently vertical at contact.

Until this point in the book, you haven’t had a way to

gauge your own swing or even practice accurately. I want

to share with you one of the most powerful methods of

keeping the racquet vertical at contact. You can practice

this anywhere and always see how accurate your swing is.

 

You can use this to teach yourself accurate muscle memory

and I believe that you will surprise yourself at how simple

this is and how well it works.

This is your homework. Next time you are on the

court you’ll see what a dramatic difference doing your

homework can make.

 

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HOW TO BE CONSISTENTLY VERTICAL AT CONTACT

Practicing your swing against a fence or a wall is an aid to being consistently vertical

at contact. Use bright or even plain masking tape to make an X which will represent

the contact point. It’s really that simple. Take your time and practice arriving at the

contact point in a vertical position. If it feels awkward make sure your lead foot is in the

proper position. This is important, that the contact point is in correct position in relation

to your body. When you are ready, try to swing smoothly and slowly, like slow motion,

focusing on programming your muscles. Swinging fast is not the important thing. Even

when you swing in slow motion, you’re grooving a muscle memory that will stay with you.

Take your racquet with you everywhere. When you have 10 or 15 minutes at home or

at work, stretch out a little bit and find a wall to practice on. You really can teach your

muscles to arrive at the contact point vertically and you don’t have to be on the court to

do it.

The forehand:

 

Fig. 53 The racquet is now at the low point of the backswing. The racquet face is closed and the palm of

the hand is facing down. Notice the lead foot is right up to the fence. From this point simply swing from

the shoulder and the racquet should meet the X on the fence (representing the contact point) in a vertical

position.

Fig. 54 The racquet is swinging forward and up, the legs are lifting and the swing is from the shoulder.

Notice the racquet is still closed at this point.

Fig. 55 The racquet meets the contact point in a vertical position. This is guaranteed provided you swing

from the shoulder. From this point there is no need to roll the wrist and forearm, the ball is gone. It’s only

on your strings milliseconds. Simply hit through and finish high letting the shoulder touch the chin.

 

2H backhand:

Fig 56-57-58 Remember, for a right-handed player hitting a two-handed backhand is like hitting a left

handed forehand. Use the same key points as the forehand.

 

1H backhand:

Fig. 59 Notice the lead foot is approximately a foot to a foot-and-a-half away from the fence. This will give

you the proper contact point for the one-handed backhand. The racquet face is closed using the non-hitting

hand on the throat of the racquet to let you know it’s in this position.

Fig. 60 The racquet is swinging forward and up from the shoulder. The legs are lifting. At this point the racquet

is still closed.

Fig. 61 The racquet meets the contact point in a vertical position, this is guaranteed provided you swing

from the shoulder. There is no need to roll the wrist and forearm at this point simply hit through and finish

high.

 

A FINAL WORD

Throughout this book, hopefully you’ve noticed, I’ve repeated myself time and

again. There’s a reason for this. I believe that many times what players

need most are reminders. As an example, during an hour lesson I might go

through all the basics about clearing the net. I might mention five or six

times the number one requirement for clearing the net. In review, at the end

of the hour I might say, what is the number one thing you must do to insure

net clearance? Many times I’ve had students look at me with a puzzled look,

they’re not quite sure. After reading this book you should know the answer

instantly, do you? Well, if you’re thinking, one-foot-below the reminders are

working. When there’s no confusion to basic questions it’s easier and quicker

to get yourself out of a slump and back on track. I hope this book has helped

you understand and implement, some of the fundamental things necessary to

play Consistent Tennis. Oh, by the way, if your forehand is going long,

beyond the baseline, what are some things to consider for correction? If you

know the answer the reminders are working. Thanks for reading.

 

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My paternal ancestor, from whom my family name derives was Jewish, so I’m observant, when I watch GoT:

April 24, 2014

From Discourse of Thrones, on WordPress, 4/24/14:

http://cultural-learnings.com/2014/04/21/game-of-thrones-jaime-cersei-rape/#comment-60213

. . . there’s clearly nothing but a campfire.

 

  • Loony, shoving, thrusting Ser Jaime is right at the center, of GoT theme-development.

    After stabbing the Mad King, he pupped crazy Joffrey, abused Tyrion, severally, and started the Stark rebellion up, with lots of hate, when he shoved Brandon Stark, from the top of a tower, where he was discovered, to be bonking his even crazier sister, Cercsei.

    His usual abuse of short people is consistent, but post-lopping, of his right hand, he is on a new tack.

    Last episode, Cersei appeals to Jaime, to kill their brother, Tyrion, who is simultaneously asking his squire, to fetch Jaime, to visit him, in the dungeon.

    Jaime’s rape, of Cersei is a possible rebuff, of her insane request, to have Jaime kill Tyrion, for her, when she has already rejected his refreshed advances, upon his return, from captivity.

    We will see how this plays out! I only know some of what will happen, since I didn’t read the books, and I picked up HBO, two years ago, so spoil away, if you are allowed to, but I won’t.

    I already know he won’t kill Tyrion.

    • Oh, and don’t forget. Jaime whacks kids.

      During his unsuccessful escape attempt, which unsettled the Stark revolt, in a Goldbergian way, Jaime killed his former squire, which the magnificently disoriented Robb Stark had confined, with the quietly murderous Ser Jaime.

      bobgnote

      April 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

      I didn’t see the name, TYRION, in any other comments, but mine.

      I didn’t see a list of short people Jaime abused, anywhere else.

      So, do you guys understand what happens, to ice, when it gets fired up?

      GoT has a lot of AGW, ACC, and mass extinction hints, yo. Deniers need not deflect, with rambles, about magic or fantasy. GoT is EVOCATIVE.

      Reply

      bobgnote

      April 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

      So. Peter D. gets loads of acclaim, and NOBODY here but me types in the name, ‘Tyrion,’ and then hits enter.

      Who does Cersei try to get Jaime to kill, right before he tears her skirt and shoves a doink into her, underneath Joffrey’s corpse?

      Reply

      bobgnote

      April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

      OK. Here’s another clue.

      Who kicks himself in the head, when Johnny or Steve or Dave or somebody goes, “Kick yourself in the head, Wee Man!”

      Reply

      bobgnote

      April 24, 2014 at 10:06 am

      OK. How about this? Tennis is also commonly suggested, by casting and first-run screening timing. Review Tommy Haas out-comes, and wonder!

      Lancel Lannister is evocative, as a midget version, of which NFL superstar linebacker, who played, for USC, but now he’s packin’?

      Reply

      bobgnote

      April 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

      OK. Some of you must have noticed Grey Worm looks like which balls-deprived, neo-con President, of the USA, formerly predicted, in Star Trek and Star Wars?

Barack Obama’s Google+ page is kinda busy, with rants, by foreign virgins:

April 13, 2014
At Google+, Barack Obama:
 
俞先正
7:07 AM
Mr.Obama  Could you reply me ?
—————————

Bob Gaebler
8:54 AM

+俞先正  You must be joking.  Some Obamanazis monitor this page.  By the time you get notice, of this reply, some out-of-work Villaraigoso dude will delete it.

Obama let GW and crew off, for sedition and racketeering, since Obama now includes the fruits, of their misconduct, in his collusion-favorable economy, and he is buffered, by OBAMANAZIS.

Get a clue:  In STAR WARS, Leia is like Pelosi, Jabba is like Boehner, Anniken is like GW Bush, and DARTH VADER IS LIKE OBAMA, the worst president, in US history.

The Democrats went south, when they were the party, of slavery, they stayed there, until Jimmy Carter offered hope, but he vacillated, and he could not divest Israel or the Shah, and the Democratic Party version, of south was then irreparable.

Obama is like Nixon, but he’s more like Hitler, buffered, by Obamanazis.

At least Nixon had the honesty, to bug the Democrats and get the president’s men in trouble, after awhile, SINCE LBJ SET THE CIA, ON DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE, and all the punk rock is made, from NSA, CIA, and corporate interaction.

I guess anything Obama would tell you could not be as interesting, as IRS means: IT REALLY STEALS!

Barack Obama sure has a lot to offer, on the internet, including his own pages, on Google+, etc.

April 12, 2014
From the Barack Obama Google+ page:
 
OFA volunteers are fighting for opportunity for all, but the budget the House just passed is designed to give more tax cuts for those at the top, while putting more burdens on middle-class families.
 
http://www.barackobama.com/news/representative-paul-ryan-budget-is-an-attack-on-the-middle-class/?source=socnet_gp_ECON_20140411_bo_representative-paul-ryan-budget-is-an-attack-on-the-middle-class_bo_1&utm_medium=socnet&utm_source=gp&utm_campaign=ECON&utm_content=20140411_bo_representative-paul-ryan-budget-is-an-attack-on-the-middle-class_bo_1
 
Paul Ryan go boo-boo:
“The average middle-income family with children would face a $2,000 tax hike.”
 
Also, the pubs are hacking away, at voters’ rights, to keep the polls clear, for a Republitard charge, toward offices, which are up for grabs.
 
Gosh!  Do ya think those pubs wannabe the party of slavery, when that is traditionally the Democrats?
 
Now the Derpocrats are the 2nd-team Republitards!  The majors are in the closet, forever switching sneakers.
 
Change, already, major idiots.  You are pissing off me and Bobby Jindal, and you didn’t get Clint, the other smart pub.
 
Clint did his 2012 sketch, re African-American author Ralph Ellison’s INVISIBLE MAN, since the week before the pub convention, Ralph NADER endorsed Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson, of the Justice Party, for President.
 
Those Pauls aren’t so dumb, but otherwise, there’s Johnny, from Georgia, Tim Griffin, in Arkansas, and all the other pubs are merely cunning and corrupt or STUPIDER THAN DERPOCRATS. 
 
That takes some real stupidity, but the Tea Party was up to it, and now they can’t have the Senate or Hildog’s WH, not even in 2016, since Obama wanted and bought GRIDLOCK.
 
I guess when the Derpocrats let GW make sure 9/11 happened, IN THE FIRST PLACE, and then they let him LIE, about WMDs, to privatize Iraq’s oil, after GHW daddy incited rebellion and watched the pub Guard stomp all the Shiites, Madans, Kurds, et al, there might be an insurrection, over there, and Barack doesn’t have the brains, to do more, than drone and shove Obamneycare, but wait!
 
WHAT DID DERPOCRATS EXPECT, FROM LOSING THE HOUSE, OVER OBAMNEYCARE, which doesn’t offer interstate provider competition OR control, over medical or personal issues, such as routine abuse, of testing, hospitalization, or prescriptions, while letting the breeders breed, AND COSTS GET PASSED?
 
GET A CLUE!  The pubs are here because Barack H. Bush wants them in office, to do gridlock, so Derps complain.

Der Obaminator has inspired sufficient Obamanazis, to carry the WH, in 2016, for the Hildog of Destiny:

April 11, 2014
 Regarding the POTUS, Mr.President Barack H. Obama
(a neo-con familiar and an accomplished Bushwack)

Justin De La Croix
6:56 AM
I still think he’s the right man for the job.

Bob Gaebler
8:03 AM
+Justin De La Croix . . . just as Darth Vader was the right 1%er, to follow Anniken Skywalker.

I guess it slid by you and all the other Obamanazis, how Hayden Christensen’s Anniken sounds, like GW, while Darth sounds, like der Obaminator.

You probably also lost, how Leia Organa shows hope, for Pelosi, which Nanny has dashed, while Jabba the Hut foreshadows John Boehner.

Obamanazis shouldn’t have turned off the TV, when Star Trek went off the air, in 1968.

Excuuuuuuse me, but der Obaminator is just playing fools, with foolishness, so a certain number of neo-cons will take the US House, but since they are so stupid, they can’t have the Senate of White House, YET.

Neos are SO stupid, they can’t throw the tea overboard and smell the coffee, already.

But never underestimate DDDs.  You guys might out-dummy those dented neo-cans, yet.

But my 2016 money’s on former Goldwater Girl Hildoggy-dog.  I won’t be voting, for her.  You neo-con wannabes are expected to do THAT.  Know who Barry Goldwater was, eh?

What would it take, for humans to survive MASS EXTINCTION EVENT 6?

April 8, 2014

We will have to cut ALL pollution, not just carbon.

We will have to cut all waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption, with their awesome pollution footprints.

We should finally get viable constitutional rule, single-payer healthcare, with control over birth and breeding, prescription abuse, test abuse, and hospital stay scams, with banning, for any misconduct, by any licensed professionals, which breech ethics.

This means LAWYERS, COPS, ALL BUREAUCRATS, appointed and elected, and the lot of ethically challenged gits, not just quacks.

We need to recycle carbon, at the site, of any furnace, to make compressed CO2, to grow algae, in closed systems and make methanol and nitro-methanol, then to be blended, in bio-diesel fuels, AT THESE SITES, without too many pipelines.

Naturally, the Senate and many, fatally contaminated three-letter agencies will need to be abolished.

The UN will need a new charter and maybe a new location, since the US is too corrupt, and it is doomed, by Yellowstone, Long Valley, and other volcanoes, including on La Palma and whatever is happening, on Maui.

Say! Have today’s Neo+ spammers heard, of physics, mass, or oceans, where warming is sequestered, until there’s an El Nino, like in 1997-1998?

There’s NO surface-temp-reading upswing, related to the classical, Michael Mann HOCKEY STICK because the actually accruing surface and troposphere temperature plot resembles a giant wood-saw, with big tines, at extreme events, like volcanic eruptions or El Nino, until the oceans warm, and THEN there’s an upturn, for troposphere and surface temp readings.

THEN, not now. But NOW, we are in the midst, of Mass Extinction Event 6, wherein the oceans will clear out all desirable life, to leave jellies, algae, and bacteria in charge.

The land animals are more endangered, than the stupid humans think they are.

If you aren’t sure we’re in, for VOLCANOES, make light of the situation and Hildog’s ascendancy, by watching GAME OF THRONES, Season 4, on HBO.

Another contender, for stupidest, spamming neo-con, on the internet DEMANDS ATTENTION:

April 7, 2014

Posted, by poo-tard-idiot-farter, on PH:

Green Guru James Lovelock on Climate Change: ?I don?t think anybody really knows what?s happening. They just guess? ? Lovelock Reverses Himself on Global Warming | Climate Depot

Climate Porn & Pre-Determined ?Science?: Round Up of New UN IPCC Report: Human Extinction? IPCC at ?beck and call? of Govts ? UN Officials Predicted Alarming Report Years Ago | Climate Depot

James Lovelock is a clowning, buggery Brit, who founded the ‘Gaia’ movement, which was junk-media, and then he outed himself, as a climate change denier, while distancing himself, from the Green Party, which he helped, to found.

 He gets attention, since he sucks, and so do hordes, of neo-con derp-fetishists and assorted fecophiles.

Climate Depot is a Heartland spam-site, for neo-con hordes to shop at, for mystery-meat, to scatter.

Nobody in the Heartland-affected spam arena can comprehend, how THERE’S A GREENHOUSE EFFECT, and humans issue loads of GHGs, not just CO2, AND humans trash foliage and pollute, to defeat CO2 degradation, OR that warming is sequestered, in all climate-interactive media, such as IN THE OCEANS, OR that PERENNIAL ICE AND METHANE CLATHRATES ARE MELTING AND EVAPORATING, which with sequestration cools surface readings, OR that WE SHOULD BE RE-GLACIATING, per Milankovitch and solar radiance, but WE WON’T BE RE-GLACIATING, AND HERE COME THE VOLCANOES!

Neo-con derps can’t watch Game Of Thrones and figure out, HERE COME THE VOLCANOES, WINTER WILL BE FIVE YEARS LONG, THEN SUMMER WILL BE LONGER, AND HERE COMES HIL-DOG, by 2016, since look how The Hound and Daenerys are circling, toward each other, in HBO’s hit.

HEY!  HERE COMES FORMER GOLDWATER GIRL HILDOG CLINTON.

Whoop.