Forehand and Serve Troubles
I'm 15 years old, been playing tennis for roundabouts 6 months (3.6 years "actually", but with a 6 year layoff), and my game is between 4.0 and 4.5. I play a one-handed western backhand and a semi-western forehand.
Backhand - I can get blistering pace, spin and depth on my backhand, and can hit winners from nearly any court position. On slow balls with lots of time, i usually run around to my backhand and go for a short, crosscourt winner or a long-line approach. Definitely my best shot.
First Serve - Top speed of around 180 km (110 mph), average of around 165 (100), well masked and good consistency. Very effective body serves that usually kick to about abdomen height.
Serve Returns - Efficient, short swing, good pace and angle that force short replies or errors, hands me lots of free points.
Weaknesses - This is where you guys come in!
Forehand - While consistent with good depth, moderate power and plenty spin, lacks bite! I'm incapable of hitting any sort of winner off my forehand, especially long line. I think maybe my stance is wrong.
Volleys - While my positioning is fine, i can't get any pace on my put-aways.
Second Serve - Absolutely horrible - Except for the "frying-pan" approach, i have NO second serve. For some reason, i can't, simply can't, get the technique right on a topspin serve - They either go flat and too hard, or they spin excessively and hit the net. My second serve is basically what keeps me from winning against 4.5 and 5.0 opponents, but i regularly thrash 3.5'ers and 4.0'ers.
Help much appreciated! :)