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  • Now I wanna talk about the backswing.

  • There is a common myth in tennis that we need to get the

  • racket back as fast as possible.

  • And over the years people taught that on the court that you move around

  • with the racket back and then you swing.

  • There are some negatives to that. One, to get the racket up to speed can be tough.

  • You know to be have a consistent

  • starting from a stopped position back here is tough.

  • Here is what I want you to do!

  • Get prepared to hit the ball.

  • When you let go with your hand,

  • I want the racket to start moving and never stop all the way through the contact zone and all the way

  • through the follow through.

  • So, this is what I want to see. Let go, Swing, Follow Through.

  • Just like that!

  • OK, let's use Novak Djokovic

  • to reinforce this concept of a smooth transition between

  • preparation,

  • backswing,

  • swing through contact, and follow through.

  • OK, notice how he

  • prepares to hit the ball. He just turns his shoulders and hips sideways to the net

  • He releases the racket

  • and the racquet never stops moving all the way through contact and follow through.

  • Okay, to reinforce this concept,

  • I want you to watch it watch two more times.

  • Okay, we covered the basics of the forehand backswing.

  • Remember, these are just the basics.

  • There are various types of backswings based on the shot such as return of serve.

  • But for now,

  • This should get you started!

Now I wanna talk about the backswing.

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