Well, I’m heartbroken again. Roger lost to Robin Soderling who certainly deserved to win. Did you see him pounding serves and forehands? Which brings me to the post I had in mind for today anyway.
I haven’t been happy with my forehand because when I hit really hard the ball goes long. So yesterday I experimented with a more western grip. This put more topspin on the ball and I could hit pretty hard and still keep control.
Ok, no big deal. A little grip change, so what? The very simple yet important point I want to make is that I could have changed a couple things like dropping the racket head lower at the same time changing the grip. By doing this I wouldn’t have known what worked or what didn’t. I just took my time and tried the grip change with everything else being as similar to my old stroke as possible.
In my next practice session I’ll try the old grip, but lower racket head and see what that does. Then maybe I’ll try both and hit even harder. The point is to be patient and experiment with only one thing at a time.
BIG NEWS: Coach Kyril from http://www.coachkyriltennis.com and his main colleague coach Mauro Marcos are coming to my house to shoot videos and give me private lessons. I’m more than psyched! I should have video and still shots of the training next week. Watch for it.