Where Are We Now?
The Forehand Part 2
So in Part 1, we looked at the fundamentals of preparation including the body turn, the coiling in the stances, and the elements of a compact ATP backswing and the relationship between the positioning of the hand and the racket tip, depending on grip. Although there are many elements in pro forehands that don't apply at all levels, I said that the modern players actually provide the best possible models for the core fundamentals in preparation—even stronger than the so-called old school classical players.
We also addressed some bad ideas--though unfortunately widely disseminated--regarding the timing of preparation, the angle of the racket face, and the inferiority of fully open stances. (Click Here.)
Now let's look at the core elements in forward swing on a basic forehand power drive. And the conclusion is the same. As with preparation, if you know what to look for and what to develop, elite pros provide the best possible models as well in the forward swing for maximizing power, spin, and consistency in your forehand.