Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yikes! A Kuerten-style backswing

Okay. Nothing against Gustavo Kuerten. After all, he did win 3 French Open titles. But here I was thinking I was modelling my topspin backhand on Federer’s or Tommy Haas, and it turns out the reality was quite different. Have … Continue reading

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You don’t need fancy equipment for tennis video analysis

This is awesome. I just discovered that my ancient (5+ years old) digital camera takes video footage at 60 frames per second (fps)! That’s fast enough for slow motion analysis. It’s an old Canon PowerShot SD 300 Digital Elph – … Continue reading

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How side-by-side video can uncover hidden flaws

Okay. So here’s what we’ve been talking about. In this example, we look at a very solid, 4.5 player who’s already hitting his two-hander well. You know how hard it is to make any noticeable improvements at that level, right? … Continue reading

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Side-by-side comparison — the best way to improve

Here’s a cool side-by-side comparison of Novak Djokovic’s forehand with Roger Federer’s, courtesy of TennisOne.

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