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Bollistic Backhand [DVD]

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  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Human Kinetics
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • ASIN: B0019I9OGI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,044 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very good DVD 22 Aug 2010
By Philip A. Dinauer - Published on
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Wish all of the Bollettieri instructional videos were of this quality. My favorite of the three I purchased. Excellent emphasis on movement and positioning. Provides good motivation and advice. Video takes sufficient amount of time to demonstrate and explain important elements of backhand strokes.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely Bollistic 25 Oct 2009
By Michael Perine - Published on
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I own seven of Nick's DVD. This one is by far the best. This video stresses movement to the ball before it even mentions stroke production. I bought this video after considerable study of Fernando Gonzalez's forehand in slow motion. Suddenly, the idea of early preparation was driven home. All of those hours of having an instructor tell me to "get the racquet back early" coalesced. Although the DVD is on the backhand, it has done more to improve my forehand than any video I have seen. The emphasis on footwork and efficient movement to the ball is outstanding. The distinction between the drop step, the kick step and the short adjustment-steps is superb.

Unfortunately, not all of Bollettieri's DVDs are as good as the Bollistic Backhand. However, the Sonic Serve is unbelievable and the Killer Forehand, while a bit to zany for me, is also pretty good.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Truth 3 Aug 2013
By kevin chung - Published on
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Helped me with some of the finer points that make the biggest difference. Hoping that the rest of the series is just as helpful.
Strong video -- worthwhile 25 Jun 2012
By Brad Bernthal - Published on
Nick's Backhand DVD is strong. It gets into some of the physics of strokes -- for example, the discussion of levers is very good. The emphasis on footwork / base (what Nick calls the "athletic position") is really excellent. Overall, this video exceeded expectations on non-obvious technical aspects of the game.

One curious aspect: the video is more oriented around one-handed backhands than I expected. It is still useful for two-handers, but more on this would have been welcome. Among the many greats to emerge from Bolettieri's Academy, two handers dominate. More broadly, if you look at the lack of women hitting a one-hander today, it is fair to say that the one hander is almost obsolete on the women's side of the game.

One other plug: for parents looking to work with beginner kids, the best I've seen is Fast Lane Tennis by Joe Dinoffer. He is a corny dude. But the explanation about how to teach the strokes + good drills for instruction are very helpful.
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