The reason why the modern forehand is naturally open-stance is two-fold: 1) the open stance keeps the hand closer to the ball, making it easier to find it. Imagine…Continue
I hope you had the chance to watch both the WTA Championships in Istambul two weeks ago and the ATP World Tour Finals in London last week.
Although it looked like a superb mastery of the game, all performances showed brilliance interspersed with unforced errors galore.
Why is it that champions can make such astounding shots but err so often when the…Continue
All he needs to do is fix a few mishaps on his forehand and regain the confidence in what was at one time the best forehand in the world.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Juan Martin…Continue
IT IS NOT!
Let me explain.
From baseline to baseline, a groundstroke loses more than half its speed. A forehand hit at 100 MPH at one baseline gets to the other baseline at around 40 MPH. One hit at 50 MPH gets to you at 20 MPH.
A serve hit at 100 MPH gets…Continue