Pete Sampras had a great forehand. Many he said he had one of the best on-the-run forehands of all time. Sampras hit the forehand very flat and he DROVE through the ball often to devastating effect. His clean hit and clean swing on the forehand side also allowed him to develop a clean attacking approach shot.
Sampras uses what is known as the “Lansdorp Forehand” it uses a classic grip and does NOT use heavy topspin or a western-grip. Robert Lansdorp is a famous coach who is a living legend. He trained Sampras and Davenport and Tracy Austin and Maria Sharapova.
If you want to read some interesting opinion on training I would check out the blog that Robert has (or maybe used to have): https://robertlansdorp.wordpress.com/philosophy/
Lansdorp he stresses “Discipline” and he is big on the players being focused. He also wants the players to spend a lot of time on repetition. Some might say “ball after ball after ball” He has a “tough guy” approach and he demands discipline of the player. I think Lansdorp is a great coach and his track record really speaks for itself. I am sure he has rubbed many people the wrong way throughout his life BUT I can say for sure, that now, in a time where American tennis is looking weak … and people are asking “where are all of the champions?” People need to be looking at Robert Lansdorp and his teaching approach.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT
P.S. If you google Lansdorp or the “Lansdorp Forehand” you can easily find more information about him.
I read Memoirs of a Geisha. What a read!
I have often been interested in underworld kind of stuff like drug dealing and prostitution. I recently watched Breaking Bad as I had never seen it before so I got a sense of a drug dealing so I thought I should read a book about Prostitution.
Geisha actually are not prostitutes. They are entertainers who sit with men and pour them sake and delight them with conversation and dance and song. The geisha can have sex with them if they choose but usually they do not.
The world of the Geisha is a social world where you have to struggle for power. The story reminded me of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power in that there were certain rules the characters had to follow in order to succeed and “play the game” so to speak.
Also, in the world of the Geisha if you are a beautiful young lady then you can auction off your virginity for a large fee. Quite an interesting phenomenon.
Memoirs of a Geisha is not a book for girls only. It is an interesting tale about trying to survive in a strange world with its own rules.
The book is a bestseller for a reason. Once you start reading it, it becomes a “page turner.”
2 thumbs up.
Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
“Do you know why you are here?”
“To be an agent.”
“Yes. That is obvious. This is an agency.”
“But do you know why you are here at this agency?”
“You wanted the best and the brightest.”
“So here you are?”
“So here I am.”
“Do you consider yourself to be good with time?”
“I think I manage it well.”
“Have you ever lost it?”
“Robert, Have you ever lost time?”
“Do you mean lost track of it?”
“I do not.”
“Well, you can not lose it.”
“I beg to differ Robert. I beg to differ.”
“I am confused.”
“Well Robert, are you ready to become an agent?”
“I don’t know my assignments.”
“You only have one assignment.”
“Yes. We need you to track down one of our agents who has gone rogue.”
“Yes. He turned against the agency and against humanity.”
“So, he is a rogue agent that I need to stop?”
“Yes. His name is Bob.”
-End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT