S茅rgio Cruz

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  • 1 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Tennis - Anticipation - Early Warning Systems, what is it?
  •   Hope you will enjoy becoming a "faster" player. Have fun with "The Game".

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  • 1 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Tennis - Anticipation - Early Warning Systems, what is it?
  • - Professional, the moment the ball is struck by your opponent, you react and move immediately in the direction the ball is going to bounce.

      So when practicing, get used to activating your "early warning systems", track the ball from your racket and the moment your opponent strikes it, react immediately. Once you start using this new weapon in your game, you will notice that you will have plenty more time to get to the ball and you will eventually begin to beat opponents you thought were out of your reach!
  • 1 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Tennis - Anticipation - Early Warning Systems, what is it?
  •   There are different levels of tracking reactions, beginner, amateur and professional.

    - Beginner; the ball is struck by your opponent, travels past the net, bounces off of the ground and at that moment you start reacting.

    - Amateur, the ball is struck by your opponent, travels a few feet past the net and then you start reacting.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part II)
  •   Donald Budge, Lew Hoad or Ken Rosewall. (There are some very interesting video clips from these players on my website.)

      The important thing is to play the most effective game with the least effort possible, when you have achieved that you have mastered the game. Young Roger Federer is an excellent example.

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  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part II)
  •   Here I do not pretend to have given you all the ideas and solutions for the use of the slice backhand, but I am sure that it is a good start for you to build a better game.

      Remember never underestimate the "oldies" there are many good things to learn from players from all eras in tennis. For example; millions of us tennis lovers would give anything to hit a ball as well as these 3 "Great Oldies":
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part II)
  •   Much in the style of play of the 50's, 60's and 70's, in the second case because the slice ball is substantially slower it may seem to advantage your opponents time to get earlier to it but, in reality it is in your advantage; you will have more time to run up to the net, while the slower ball is in flight and your opponent can not do anything about it but, wait for the ball to bounce! This will allow you to get in closer to the net and in most cases to hit your opponents passing shot attempt with a winning volley of your own while the ball is in a position higher then the net. Further more, your adversary will have to deal with a deep low skidding ball and a possible need for a slight change of grip to attempt to get under the ball, which will make it much harder to hit an effective passing shot.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part II)
  •   Players in the first situation besides hitting a non percentage attack shot by going cross court, when striking the ball hard, fast and with topspin they are trying to take reaction time away from their opponents. Nevertheless, in most cases opponents are quick and the higher bouncing topspin ball full of pace allows them to hit the passing shot before the attacker even has reached a comfortable volleying position at the net. Additionaly the court gap the attacker leaves at the opponents discretion by going cross court with the approach means, getting passed, hitting a volley on your shoe strings or hitting a generally poor volley to get passed in the next shot.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part I)
  •   In almost all point situations, time and variation are crucial factors. By playing the backhand slice judiciously, you will be putting both elements in your favor.

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  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part I)
  • - You can use it as an attack on second serves from your opponent (the so called chip and charge) and go to the net. Pete did it both with the forehand & backhand and Tim Henman executes it classically.

    - Then again, from an attacking position inside the court, if you play it deep with good pace and keep it low, you can approach the net with a much higher likelyhood of winning the point with your next volley.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by S茅rgio Cruz › Does faster mean better in Tennis? (Part I)
  • - Again, if you play it short with an angle it can force your opponent to have no other choice but to come to the net (where he may not want to be) from an uncomfortable position. Roger Federer has mastered it.

    - Once you have displaced your opponent out of the court with a punishing stroke, you can easily surprise him with a sliced drop shot (if you disguise it well) instead of a deep ball.
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