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Clydey v Sir Panda

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What I worry about is the strings breaking. I wouldn't even know where to begin getting a racquet restrung in Hamilton.

The tennis Pro strings racquets .... at least mine always did.
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Plenty of places in Glasgow buddy, it is only a short train journey after all.

Any sort of travel takes it out of me at the moment. It's very strange. Even going into Glasgow and back accelerates fatigue.

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What stick did you go for?

Just this cheap effort.

http://www.sportsdirect.com/head-ti-radical-tennis-racket-men-746064
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The tennis Pro strings racquets .... at least mine always did.

Not sure my local club has anyone who strings racquet.

Plan on getting a few lessons in order to develop a top spin backhand.
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What courts do you play at in Hamilton, usually?

That racquet will do you fine, tennis racquet is one of the few things I'll spend decent money on. £100 was probably too much but I have got plenty of use out of it.
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Not sure my local club has anyone who strings racquet.

Plan on getting a few lessons in order to develop a top spin backhand.

Well, if there is a tennis Pro attached to your local club (and how could there not be) then it's part of his job to string racquets.

It'll take more than a "few lessons" to develop a top spin backhand ....
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Well, if there is a tennis Pro attached to your local club (and how could there not be) then it's part of his job to string racquets.

It'll take more than a "few lessons" to develop a top spin backhand ....

I'm not looking to have a backhand like Murray. I just need to know the fundamentals. Practice will take care of the rest.
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I think you could develop a top spin backhand after a few lessons, definitely - depends on James's ability of course.
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I'm not looking to have a backhand like Murray. I just need to know the fundamentals. Practice will take care of the rest.

Okay ....
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What courts do you play at in Hamilton, usually?

That racquet will do you fine, tennis racquet is one of the few things I'll spend decent money on. £100 was probably too much but I have got plenty of use out of it.

They're artificial grass courts. Well, that's how they're described. They're more like hard courts, though.

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I think you could develop a top spin backhand after a few lessons, definitely - depends on James's ability of course.

Exactly ...  it's not one of the first things you learn, that's for sure ...

Actually - maybe you don't need a lesson/s .... just remember, "rear to ear" and then execute and you'll have it in the bag!
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You using a 1H or a 2H backhand, James?

I switched from 1H to 2H and find it much easier to hit with topspin on the backhand side.
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I can't hit with both hands .... hopeless.
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I think you could develop a top spin backhand after a few lessons, definitely - depends on James's ability of course.

I have pretty good feel for the game and I still move well. I became competitive with my mate, who has been playing for a few years, after 10 or so matches. I'm pretty good at imitating what I see on television when it comes to sport. The backhand is what I have most trouble with, though. It's not a shot I've been able to mimic with any great success. I'm more accurate with a two-hander, but I feel you need to spend time developing power when you use two hands, surprisingly.
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You using a 1H or a 2H backhand, James?

I switched from 1H to 2H and find it much easier to hit with topspin on the backhand side.

That's what I found too. I was surprised that I was able to hit with so much more power using one hand, however.

I pretty much always slice off the backhand, so I'd say I use a one-hander.
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Just talking about tennis makes me want to go out onto a court and play. Crying or Very sad
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