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Ambidextrous and Two-handled Tennis Videos (Note: most of these videos show my early experimental forms of play. Recently, in May 2012, I began
researching using a more fluid full arm and hand extension during the impact phase of ground-strokes).
For more detailed descriptions of the videos and pictures available seeVideo Playlist Contents. Tennis tips and the links to the related videos will help you learn more in the areas you are interested in.
Playlist # 1: video clips of my early research and practice involving fluid ambidextrous tennis strokes (2003-2011).
Tennis practice vs my younger brother, 09-21-10; 2-hand "crosshand" return of serve, 08-2009;
Volley practice, discussion of serve form -- relaxed prep, elbow position up “chicken wing effect” 05-06-11.
(see Video Playlist Contents for more details)
Playlist # 2: ambidextrous tennis practice
sessions using a 20 degree angled & standard racquet handle --
practice on court and at backboard -- February 2012. (Includes ambidextrous hitting session with a fast improving 11 year old player)
Playlist # 3:
shows my first ambidextrous practice session using a two-handled racquet vs. "steady ambidextrous grinder player" -- March 4, 2012. (My form has improved significantly since then and hope to start using the racquet in tournaments soon.) Playlist # 4: shows my form during my secondambidextrous practice session using a two-handled racquet vs. "power / flat ball player" -- March 8, 2012. (It took me about seven practice sessions to become proficient with the racquet) Playlists # 5, # 6,# 6a: matchplay video clips of ambidextrous tennis pros Brian Battistone and Trent Aaron playing with two-handled tennis racquets and winning 0pen titles at the Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Tournament in August 2011. (Also includes Alan Chang with his two-handled Diamond Racquet).
Playlist # 7: tennis practice and matchplay (using a one-handled racquet) versus my younger brother (former top 5 USTA Open Player) who flew in from Wisconsin for a few days on a business trip in September 2010. (Some ambidextrous play, but mainly used my right arm due to still recovering from a left shoulder injury).
Playlist # 8:shows Pictures of customized two-handled racquet conversions and factory made models plus miscellaneous events.
After several months of ambidextrous practice sessions using the two-handled tennis racquet, I found it had several advantages over a one-handled racquet in the following aspects:
1. Greater stability,less racquet twisting during miss-hits (due to wide spacing of the handles / mass distribution).
2. Ability to impact ball farther out front(when using back-angled grip), this improves ability to time your stroke.
3. Ability to serve consistently with power (due to the ergonomic advantage when using the front-angled grip).
4. Easier to quickly switch racquet handswhen under pressure. 5. Longer reach when using both hands on racquet or when switching hands.
6. Improved ability to make sharp
cross-court angled shots
when stretched wide (using front-angled grip).
7. Improved ability to stroke inside-out sliders or down-the-line shots (using back-angled grip).
It seemed to take about seven practice sessions to really get the feel of the racquet and start playing at a level above that of a one-handled racquet. Two improvements I noticed immediately were: a more powerful consistent serve, and easier return of servewith either hand. Later on, with more practice, I learned how to optimize a two-handled racquet for greater improvements in accuracy, power and deception in my ground strokes and volleys.
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