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He was a good guy

Really personable. He improved my serve about 500%. I remember his demonstration of serving. He just stood there, didn't move his body a bit, dropped the head back to his back without a windup, tossed the ball and hit serve after serve into the box with reasonable power and no effort.

He was big into physics. He showed us film of Bjorn Borg from the side of the court, and said they had done measurements and that Borg's average height over the net was eight feet. That's how much topspin he put on it, and that's why he was able to hit deep over and over again without hitting long, and why he was able to sustain such long rallies because he almost never hit the net.

Really, an amazing guy.

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Posted: 10/12/2017 at 12:54PM


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