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  • johnyandell
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    My Dad and the Modern Forehand

    Let's get your thoughts on Jimmy Arias' article, "My Dad and the Modern Forehand"

  • nytennisaddict
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    that interview was outstanding. thx for that. amazing how nickB gets all the fh credit, but it was actually jimmy's dad that laid the groundwork.

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  • stroke
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    Originally posted by klacr View Post
    Jimmy's still got it.
    That forehand that started it all. His humor and ability to set the scene is appreciated. He understands his significance but has no ego on the power of his influence. He is well liked by many in the broadcast booth and is a very warm guy. But that forehand is still a great model for anyone to follow. Modern? Classic? Nope. Timeless. Transcends eras and styles.
    Wonderful video.

    Kyle LaCroix USPTA
    Boca Raton
    Jimmy is so likeable, and he comes across as so genuine as a broadcaster. I love listening to him. He and Aaron were a couple of my favorites when playing.

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  • chrislewit
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    Amazing interview with Jimmy Arias. Wonderful history and some important lessons there for technical coaches.

    The naysayers always claiming novel strokes will cause injury or won’’t work under pressure.

    Direct parallels to Borg’’’s technical journey and Sergei Bruguera’s story too. Everyone told Luis Bruguera in the 80’s that his son would ruin his wrist with that forehand!

    Coaches today still arguing and fighting the modern evolution of the stroke.

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  • klacr
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    Jimmy's still got it.
    That forehand that started it all. His humor and ability to set the scene is appreciated. He understands his significance but has no ego on the power of his influence. He is well liked by many in the broadcast booth and is a very warm guy. But that forehand is still a great model for anyone to follow. Modern? Classic? Nope. Timeless. Transcends eras and styles.
    Wonderful video.

    Kyle LaCroix USPTA
    Boca Raton

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  • ten1050
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    This was certainly one of the very best tennis videos I have ever seen. His father understood how things basically worked, and he realized right away that traditional teaching methods at that time left a lot to be desired. I wish Jimmy would have told the story about his practice set against Rod Laver when Jimmy was just 12 years old. Laver had to really struggle to win a very close set because the twelve year old's forehand was that devastating. At that time, Laver was in his mid-thirties. Anyway, a terrific article, straight from the horse's mouth.

    Norman Ashbrooke

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