Forehand & Backhand – Thomas Ramos

Posted on March 19, 2012 
Filed Under Backhand, Forehand, Stroke Mechanics

Last month I was in Porto Alegre City in southern Brazil coaching a very special Tennis Vault client. The kid’s name is Thomas Ramos,  he’s 15 years old and has a few ATP Challenger Tour Futures’ Qualifiers experiences under his belt. His father Luis Ramos a very nice, smart & funny man, also a tennis player himself, invited me to come down there for a whole week to help his current coach ATP Challengers level player Yuri Radomsky with Thomas’s stroke mechanics. I flew down and much enjoyed the city and hospitality of all people I met. At first we worked on timing, earlier impact more in front (he was hitting late when I met him, and his arm had been paying the price with some pain even at times, as he said). Zip-Zap Timing-Change and Bingo, we were done with that, there was no more arm pain, and hitting now was easier and looser, now he was striking the ball in front every single time!! We made a few quick & good changes, tweaked a few things here and there… and wow! he started to rip away balls effortlessly, crushing his forehands and backhands, hitting very crisp shots, nailing the racket sweet spot every single time now, because of being able to watch the ball better now, because of earlier impact now! And on the Two-Handed Backhand on the video, we still hadn’t changed his preparation back swing yet, which ended up a tight elliptical “loop” style, way smoother. Check him out, enjoy the banging! :-)


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