Category: Tennis (網球)

李娜: 中國人的驕傲﹗

By admin, June 5, 2011 00:29

今天見證了娜娜在巴黎贏了法網﹐實在太高興了﹗

記得1989年17歲的張德培也曾在紅土場上捧冠﹐但他是美國人﹐湖北武漢姑娘娜娜則完全是個土生土長的中國球手﹐聽見國歌在Roland Garros中央場奏起的那刻真感動﹗真巧﹐今天也是6月4日﹗

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Federer對Djokovic實在太精彩了﹗

By admin, June 4, 2011 23:01

昨天的法網世紀大戰Federer對Djokovic完全令我感受到了職業網球技術又向上提高了一層﹐看來Federer極有機會再次奪冠。而後起之秀Djokovic雖敗猶榮﹐這個小伙子在以後的日子肯定有很多機會登上寶座﹐這是遲早的事﹐因為很多人都認為他的正手抽擊已經超越Federer是現在的宇宙最強﹗

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拿度的網球拍

By admin, May 22, 2011 23:08

上星期來球聚的兩位師兄都是用Babolat AeroPro Drive的﹐分別是第一代的Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex和最新的Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex GT。

兩代拿度的球拍其實感覺很相近﹐第一代的Cortex好像沒那麼硬﹐而最新的Cortex GT則加強了擊球的穩定性和重些﹐底線大力抽擊的時候其穩定性尤其明顯。自己以前曾經擁有過Babolat Pure Drive GT﹐但更喜歡AeroPro Drive的感覺多些﹐因為AeroPro Drive打出的球好像沒那麼飄。

兩塊AeroPro Drive的避震都做得非常好﹐但對于一個打慣了20年Classic POG的人來講會略嫌它缺乏手感。那位持有第一代AeroPro Drive Cortex的師兄開玩笑說我的POG很震手(的確是有點相比起AeroPro Drive)﹐但就是這樣的手感令我完全感受到每一個回球的質數﹐誇張點說令人著迷﹐開始覺得自己有點變態﹐哈哈﹐所以說刀無兩面利﹐不可能什麼都完美。

近半年在球場上試了不少新網球拍﹐自己最喜歡的和感覺相似的是以下的幾款﹕

- Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex GT
- Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro
- Yonex V Core 100 S /  Yonex E-Zone 100

最後發現Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex GT這個月有了Roland Garros的新Paint Job﹐開始有點心動了﹐今晚馬上去W6問價。

想轉是因為同樣的FORM﹑力度﹐方向﹐用新拍擊出的球快了很多﹐而且多很多SPIN。尤其在網前VOLLEY的感覺太明顯了﹐POG板頭經常會因為對手的力量回球和SPIN而變得不穩定(TWIST)﹐但新拍就比較少出現這樣的問題。最後就是開球﹐速度明顯快很多﹐有時候打不中SWEET SPOT也不震手。

肯定的是現今網球拍科技一日千里﹐20幾年的那些幾乎已經不能相提並論了。POG/PS85/HEAD PRESTIGE CLASSIC這些早已經變成我心目中HOLY GRILL。

我繼續用是因為我是個業余的網球愛好者﹐不會參加正式比賽的那一類﹐所以贏了不會特別高興﹐輸了也不會不開心﹐反而有一兩球CLASSIC SHOT更能提昇我的興趣﹐哈哈。。。

其實想轉好久了﹐但就是舍不得POG那令我沉醉的手感﹐實在矛盾啊。。。

 

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Update June-4

The real one arrived at Gigasport today and I found I like the original paing job better.

開球和底線開始有明顯的改善

By admin, April 22, 2011 11:40

最近和不少朋友進行單打比賽﹐他們都不約而同地說我的球技穩健了﹐我覺得最明顯的是開球方面每Set少于3個Double Fault﹐而且第二發比以前有明顯的穩定性﹐應該是轉了半Backhand Grip和加強Spin的原因吧﹐現在更嘗試反手開多些大斜角Kick Serve。

而底線方面﹐對著強勁的上選﹑平擊時也鎮定了不少﹐而且儘量會做足Foot Work﹐令自己可以有充分的時間減少Late Hit的機會﹐所以來回10幾板已經可以應付自如了﹐但面對正反手都用強勁下側旋的攻擊還是無能為力。唯一的不好處就是感覺膝蓋的壓力不斷增加﹐開始酸軟了﹐年紀的關係吧﹐哈哈。。。

總結近期的進步最主要可能是心態上的改變和動作上的完整和流暢﹐儘量集中精神﹐別浪費體力和亂打﹐要有Plan﹐最後就是Focus真的極之重要﹐發現如果能Focus到﹐感覺連球速也相對地減慢了﹐真的很神奇﹐好玩﹗妙哉﹗

New Combination: Luxilon Adrenaline + M2 for POG

By admin, April 13, 2011 21:55

I finally figured out why the previous Luxilon TIMO 18 (Main) + M2 17 (Cross) on my POG didn’t last long for 2 ½ months, it’s because TIMO is 18 guage which tends to break easily. So I went to the pro shop and the owner if they have TIMO 17, unfortunately only 18 are my only choice left, so instead of going the old routine, I’ve asked him to recommend something similar again, and this time he picked hard Luxilon Adrenaline 17 for Main to combine with the soft part M2 for Cross and tension keeps the same as 57lbs, hopefully this new combination shall last for at least 3 months, will report back later.

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Luxilon Adrenaline 17

PS. Yesterday, I’ve also tried Head’s Extreme Pro (Mid-Plus), it feels just so good, I felt almost all of the high end mid-plus racket from leading brands are equally good, particularly in control and spin, I must admit technology did evolve over the past 30 years, may be it’s time to finally switch? :)

 

Update Apr 15

Seemed you really get what you paid for, after playing for 2 hours, I would say the previous TIMO 18 (Main) worths more buying, although Adrenaline is HKD20 cheaper, but TIMO 18 is thinner and have better feel and control than Adrenaline 17, may be it just takes time to adjust, let’s see how long it will last this time.

 

Update Sep 24

As expected, the new combination lasted for about 4 months. I am going to return to the old combination: TIMO 18 + M2 16 and lower the tension to 55 lbs this time.

天賦+努力+謙虛=成功在望

By admin, March 25, 2011 00:33

今天的球聚遇見了一位很特別的80後年輕人J。

首先他的先天機能(體格)比一般人強壯的多﹐全身上下散發著運動員的氣息。

傾談中得知原來一直有打籃球習慣的他因為屢次受傷﹐而且做過手術﹐所以最近選擇了網球這項比較安全的運動。在他老闆親自指導下(真羨慕現在還有這樣的好BOSS)打了近五個月的網球﹐平時幾乎每天有空就會在樓下的球場對著空場(不是練習牆)練習正反手抽擊和開球﹐回家有空就看YOUTBUE FYB和模仿學習其它PRO的打法和姿勢。

打了4局後﹐完全感受到了什麼是天生的運動細胞﹐人家五個月已經等于我五年的功力(當然不排除我網球先天資質方面比較遲鈍的可能性)。

謙虛的他令我很樂意地跟他分享我的經驗﹐尤其指出他的單反用了很多手腕力去打﹐這樣會很容易受傷﹐還有就是LATE HIT遲拉拍的問題。

自問不夠資格指導別人﹐但SHARING真的可以令人很快樂的﹐尤其看見聰明的他很快就能掌握我所提出的建議﹐目睹他的進步飛快更使我想在以後的球聚提供多些建議給他﹐令他可以儘快打得更好些﹐當然除了我﹐還希望各路好手有機會多多指導這位謙虛有潛能的年輕人。

相信在他不斷的努力和毅力下﹐日後肯定會是一個出類拔萃的網球好手﹐J加油啊﹗

Happy Tennis: 2nd Year Anniversary (2週年紀念)

By admin, March 15, 2011 17:43

今天是我在香港討論區網球版的兩週年紀念。

在過去的兩年裡﹐跟超過120位朋友切磋過﹐他們幾乎都有自己的秘技和不同的打法﹐從他們的身上我學到了很多寶貴的經驗如冷靜的頭腦﹑完善的計劃﹑堅人的毅力﹑爆炸的力量等﹐這都使我本身的技術比兩年前有明顯的提昇﹐謝謝你們的參與令到每次的球聚都令人留連忘返。

希望今後的日子有更多的朋友和我一齊來享受Happy Tennis。

Some interesting statistics:

Courts Booked: ~180場
Tennis Balls: 60罐
Restring: 4次

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Yonex VCore 100 S

By admin, February 22, 2011 22:03

Today I finally got a chance to hit with the latest racket from Yonex, VCore 100 S, S specifies for Spin. It’s also the choice from current world #1 Caroline Wozniacki who just switched from Babolat recently.

I found indeed I can hit much better quality top spin with confidence ever than before, thanks to VCore’s technology “Spin to win with 3D Control”.

In fact, there isn’t much to compare with my 25 years old POG, I must admit the technology is definitely there this time and it did help me to improve my baseline style game, not to mention VCore 100 S also helped me to serve with more spin and angle, it’s simply amazing and I start to love it!

I am pretty sure now this is the one to go when it’s available in local store later.

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New Combination: Luxilon TIMO + M2 for POG

By admin, January 29, 2011 22:09

I went to the pro-shop today and found out Luxilon no longer produces Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid, so I asked the owner to recommend something similar in terms of feel and composition, and he suggested Luxilon TIMO 18 (Main) + M2 17  (Cross) for my POG, which TIMO 18 replaced Ace 18 and M2 17 replaced Supersense 16L.

This time I asked the pro-stop to string it to 57lbs as the previous 60lbs was a bit too hard at the beginning and I felt more comfortable and much better control when string bed started to lose its tension, it felt incredibility good 1 month before it breaks, so I conclude somewhere around 55-57lbs should do the magic.

Anyway, let me try it on Monday and report back again.

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Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 110 18 (Main)

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Luxilon M2 17 (Cross)

 

Update Jan-31

After hitting for 2 hours, I found indeed the new combination is very close to the previous discontinued Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid, I like it very much!

Update Apr-13

To my surprise, it only last for 2 1/2 months, DAMN! I am not sure if it’s the lower tension (57lb vs 60lb) I asked for this time or Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid is a lot more durable. Of course, there is the 3rd possbility that I’ve added more spin into my ground stroke and serve. :)

Serving Body and Tennis Ball become ONE!

By admin, January 27, 2011 21:19

In thoday’s game, I was able to get more spin and raise the safety margin on my serve now after changing to back-hand grip, of course, I am still working on the stability, and I am pretty sure I will manage it shortly

Actually there is another tips on serving which was advised by my CHing, you got to completely relax your body before the serving motion, as it will create more energy and make your serve more efficient, and this also applies to 詠春 equally which I just learn recently.

So I tried the back-hand grip serving technic and force myself to completely relax my body, that indeed produced some very nice serves today. The most fun part is first time in history I can actually feel my body is driving the ball upward and toward the service line (become one: body+ball), this is really fun, I definitely need to practice more on this stuff.

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