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Hello Alois, this is Luca, a big fan of yours.
Whenever I try to do a forehand loop/put sidespin on the ball, it doesn't work. Like said in one of your videos, I drop/hook my wrist. When I proceed to hitting the shot, I hit it, brush against the side of the ball, but all it does is put topspin on it and the hook just makes it go at a different angle. I know this because I tried using a spin tester ball, and I was not getting any side spin whatsoever, just an angled topspin shot. I have a fairly good paddle with sticky rubber, and I do not know why I can't get any sidespin on the ball. Please help and reply because I do not have a coach in real life that can help me.
Often when we do these strokes we feel we are doing something different to what we actually are. Try to get a video and film yourself playing the stroke and then watch it back. You can even just use a phone camera for a few seconds and see what is looks like. Then compare it to the lesson we have on the stroke and see if you can pick up an y differences.
You will probably find that at the point of contact you are changing the angle of your racket slightly to go straight over the top of the ball.
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