Your Forehand
and the Modern Forehand:
The Forward Swing
Hand and Arm Rotation

John Yandell

How should you incorporate hand and arm rotation into your forehand?

Over the past 4 years we've used the high speed footage from Advanced Tennis to explore the modern forehand in pro tennis in virtually every aspect. Currently there are over a dozen detailed articles in the Advanced Tennis section on the modern forehand. These cover the commonalities and the differences among the top pro players. ( Click Here.)

Now in this new series called "Your Forehand and the Modern Forehand," we are applying everything we've learned to your game and see what pro elements are universal and which are a function of primarily of level of play.

This month we'll start to look at the forward swing, possibly the most complex and dynamic element in tennis. We'll try to understand what really happens and why there is so much diversity among top players, by breaking the forward swing into two components.

This month focuses on Hand and Arm Rotation, how the top player create the windshield wiper finish, how to create it yourself, and how it applies to your game.

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John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.

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