A New Teaching System:
The One Handed Backhand
Forward Swing

John Yandell


We’ve looked at the preparation (Click Here) and the backswings (Click Here) on the one handed backhand. Now let’s look at the execution of the forward swing. The keys are simple. Get the hitting arm straight at the bottom of the backswing. Now use your front shoulder to swing the arm and racket as a unit to the extension point. See the checkpoints for that and also understand some of confusing issues about the one hander that make it seem more complex than it really is.

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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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