A New Teaching System:
Two Handed Backhand
The Hitting Arms

John Yandell


In the last article we looked at the path of the forward swing (Click Here). Now let’s focus on the actual shape of the hitting arms in the swing pattern. How are they aligned at contact? Because it happens too fast for the human eye this critical element has been overlooked and misunderstood. In fact there are three variations. What are they and how do they relate to the possible grip combinations (Click Here) and the most important moment in the swing, the contact? Find out!

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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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