Has anyone tried out the Wegner Method for learning tennis?

  • hartfan

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    Jul 28, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    I've only recently stumbled upon the tennis learning method proposed by Oscar Wegner. I've been self-learning tennis from reading up in books and online and just hitting the courts for the past three years but have never had a tennis coach. I feel like I'm hitting some kind of plateau in my ability. The Wegner method seems to make sense and I'm going to give it a try. Just wondering if anyone has experiences with that? Thanks.

    Some features of the Wegner method:
    -wait for the ball and don't start the stroke too early
    -keep the racquet to the front until the ball is close
    -hit up on the serve, then fall forward instead of moving forward on serve
    -open-stance forehands are more powerful and natural
    -stay closer to the ball for better power and control
    -bend the arm on the forehand
    -lift the ball more than stepping forward into it
    -pull up instead of staying down through the stroke
    -pivot and run to the ball instead of side-stepping and turning
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    Jul 30, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    hartfan saidI've only recently stumbled upon the tennis learning method proposed by Oscar Wegner. I've been self-learning tennis from reading up in books and online and just hitting the courts for the past three years but have never had a tennis coach. I feel like I'm hitting some kind of plateau in my ability. The Wegner method seems to make sense and I'm going to give it a try. Just wondering if anyone has experiences with that? Thanks.

    Some features of the Wegner method:
    -wait for the ball and don't start the stroke too early
    -keep the racquet to the front until the ball is close
    -hit up on the serve, then fall forward instead of moving forward on serve
    -open-stance forehands are more powerful and natural
    -stay closer to the ball for better power and control
    -bend the arm on the forehand
    -lift the ball more than stepping forward into it
    -pull up instead of staying down through the stroke
    -pivot and run to the ball instead of side-stepping and turning


    I love tennis and I've never heard of this guy. If you can afford a coach, I'd hire one. It's worth it. I tried to correct some problem areas in my game by watching YouTube vids, but it just didn't do the trick. There's nothing like having a club pro watch you hit the ball and tell you how to fix your form and then have him show you the right way and practice like crazy.