Thanks for these slow motion videos, with the soothing music in the background. It is helpful for me to view them many times, as I see something new each time.
Love the point about his knee and hip bowing over the baseline!
These slomo videos and your comments on them are priceless coaching aids. Thanks a lot.
Though I hesitate to compare my own forehand with pros or even anyone moderately good, I am mostly open stance and very often play entirely off my right foot – in fact it’s often slightly in front of my left. A pro coach of many years experience told me off for this, and suggested I should be stepping in with my left to forehands. I only ever step in to a forehand if it’s a short ball and I have to. I’ve always believed stepping in puts your weight onto the wrong foot and negates the coil. I think a lot of otherwise good coaches out there are just not keeping up with modern tennis.
Regarding slapping the ball, yes, but it’s not a word I would put into the minds of my own young pupils, for fear of balls spraying in all directions. I think “catch the ball on your racket and throw it” is a better image for beginning (and even good) players. Any thoughts?
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