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A New Teaching Method:
Forehand Stances

John Yandell

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The modern game is all about open stance and that's the stance I need right? Yes, if you understand the variations in open stance—and yet open stance is still far from the only stance you need.

Don't fall for the facile bleating of internet experts! The predominant pro stance is not fully open. See what semi-open stance really is. Based on the reality of high speed footage. See why top players use it. See how it relates to the other critical elements we have analyzed and why you need to develop it yourself. Along with neutral stance, fully open stance, even closed stance! And how all the stances relate to grip, body rotation and contact height.

Stance is the final critical element in great preparation along with the body turn and the outside backswing. See how to put them together!

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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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