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Ambidextrous Tennis Research:  Information on my background and research regarding ambidextrous tennis, angled-racquet handles (offset handles) and two-handled racquets.

Products and Services:
  Information on the products and services we offer, such as: customized racquet stringing, two-handled racquets and  two-handled conversions of almost any type of racquet.

Fluid Tennis Instruction:  Information regarding tennis instruction, training, coaching, lessons, practice sessions, video sessions, ball machine use and more. 

Video Playlist Contents:  Provides a detailed summary of ambidextrous and two-hand tennis videos available for viewing.

Tennis Videos:  Videos of ambidextrous fluid tennis research, use of the angled-handle racquet, two-handled racquets, tennis tips, instruction and more.

Tennis Pictures:
  Pictures of  two-handled racquet models, examples of racquet conversions, and miscellaneous tennis events.

Tennis News:  More information on ambidextrous and two-handled tennis news, tournaments and events.

FAQs & Links:  Frequently asked questions, answers and links to other interesting websites.

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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 see Video 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 second ambidextrous 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.



Ambidextrous Two-Handled Tennis Racquet -- Playtest Results 
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 hands when 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: more powerful consistent serve, and easier return of serve with 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.

If you would like to place an order for a customized two-handled racquet conversion or factory-made model please see the Products and Services page.


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--Marv
 
marv@fluidtennis.com
 




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