Have Tennis Coaches
Failed Female Athletes?

Dr. Brian Gordon

Garbine Muguruza's forehand is typical of many top women on tour.

Many followers of professional tennis have noticed systematic differences between the way men and women execute strokes. Much has been made of this in recent times especially in certain sectors of the tennis world.

In 2010 I published several articles on Tennisplayer highlighting the different swing types on the forehand. (Click Here.) https://www.tennisplayer.net/members/biomechanics/

The types were divided into three general classifications. The primary apparent difference between the types relates to the position of the hitting arm and racquet at the end of the back swing.

The images below show this instant for the three types described. The Type III has commonly been referred to as the ATP style and the Type II the WTA style. The Type I swing is normally seen only in juniors during the early development stages.

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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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