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[tennisbiz] Re: Stopping student from leaning in too early on serve

From: Miguel A. Hernandez <>
Date: Wed 22 Oct 2003 13:17:30 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Paul:

I agree with most of what you are saying,.. the problem is
that if I give all this information to my students they
would either have to take notes or get a camcorder on the
court for them to remember all this... Of course the toss
is important, but not as important as we make it to be. A
good wrist snap is more important than a toss. Let's put it
this way. when you get lobbed you don't ask your opponent
to hit the lob with backspin right to the middle of the
court and not deeper than the service line. The same way
with the toss. I f sun is in you eyes you have to change
the toss. If it's windy you have to change the toss. If
your not coordinated with your tossing hand as you are with
your hitting hand, you have an inconsistent toss... So what
to do in this situations?... you simply rely on balance,
and a good wrist snap. I actually do drills where I toss
the ball for my students and he has to ajust to every toss.
The problem with Jamie's student is that he wants to get so
much out of his serve that his leaning foward even before
he has served. The toss will not cure this. Good balance in
the starting position will.
I hope this clarifies my point... and please don't take
anything personal, I actually enjoy getting all this
information for my personal reference.
P.S. Remeber tennis is a game of emergencies and Winning Ugly
 is still winning.
Miguel A. Hernandez

PBI Tennis Director

Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino

Work (787) 253-1700 ext. 4132

Cell (787) 593-4509

Received on Thu Oct 23 2003 - 08:51:06 CDT

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