Synchronizing the Legs

Dr. Brian Gordon

Pushing with the legs on the serve contributes to the creation of racket head speed, but as Brian shows, in an indirect way different from conventional wisdom.

The leg push naturally and automatically generates the backwards, external rotation of the arm, maximizing the effect of the complex motions in the upward swing Brian has previously identified. (Click Here.) See how the timing of the knee bend and leg drive relates to the Hesitation Point (Click Here).

This is most important concept in serve development—synchronizing the legs with the upper body.

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Dr. Brian Gordon has changed the understanding of the biomechanics of high level tennis technique. His Biomechanically Engineered Stroke Technique (BEST) is the only empirically based stroke mechanics system in the world, growing from three decades of both academic and applied on court research. He is a founder of the Tennis Center for Performance Research in Miami, Florida, which is creating a new paradigm for player development. The center has assembled an unprecedented group of specialists with cutting edge knowledge across the entire range of tennis performance.

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