New Method: Forehand: More on the Wrist and Extreme Grips

John Yandell

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We've looked at what happens with the wrist in the modern forehand with conservative and moderate grips. (Click Here.) Is it the same when players go under the handle more? What about players with extreme semi western grips like Djokovic and Nadal? Or a player like Jack Sock who is fully western?

The high speed video shows less wrist action. Why? It has to do with how the grip orients the hand to the racket. Are these grips right for elite players? Possibly. And what about for the rest of the world?

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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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