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[tennisbiz] loop or not to loop

From: John Debnam <>
Date: Sat 4 Aug 2001 14:15:56 +0100

hi, I am John Debnam. coaching full time for the last 12 years in Spain,
and are one of the few English coaches to hold a coaching qualification
To loop or not has been going on for years, and I am sure better people
than ourselves have discussed this issue.
But in my experience "its horses for courses".
In the beginner stage you want early success, and you will not get this
with the loop, as your player progresses and becomes more confident, and
most important starts to play enough so as to improve, the loop can be
easily added as an alternative stroke..the straight take back when
receiving serves, emergency strokes, against hard smashes/volleys etc.
the way its taught out here, is to think of the butt of the racket as a
camera, and as soon as possible line the racket up with the on coming
ball..believe me it works..I have coached kids who are now full time in
the Brugera Academy in barcelona and this technigue has been a great
grounding for their later game..and think..who does not loop in the
world of tennis today, its just the size of the loop that varies.

Received on Mon Aug 06 2001 - 10:48:54 CDT

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