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millenium
04-13-2008, 03:45 AM
Please i am still confused at the exact position on the forehand unit turn. Is it when both hands are still on the racket and have turned sideways where the strings are still facing the net?

Like federer if you pause it at 0 seconds ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72tJ0E0vMys

Rickson
04-13-2008, 04:56 AM
You can say that, but you don't necessarily need your off hand to be on the racquet for a unit turn although it's how most people do it anyway. The unit turn just means you've turned your torso.

millenium
04-13-2008, 05:43 AM
What i would like to know, if also when the racket is back and butt of racket is pointing towards the ground and strings face either the side fence or back fence is this also called the unit turn. You can see this position if you pause federer at 1 second.

Rickson
04-13-2008, 06:09 AM
What i would like to know, if also when the racket is back and butt of racket is pointing towards the ground and strings face either the side fence or back fence is this also called the unit turn. You can see this position if you pause federer at 1 second.

You can unit turn with your off hand on the racquet, with your off hand never touching the racquet, and even with your off hand playing pocket pool. The unit turn means you turn your body and that's it. To answer your question: yes, you'd be in the unit turn.

Djokovicfan4life
04-13-2008, 07:14 AM
Unless it really feels uncomfortable I would keep your other hand on the throat of the racquet during your unit turn. I find that my non-dominant hand serves as a guide for my forehand and backhand, sort of like in basketball.

Tennisman912
04-14-2008, 08:44 PM
I would also suggest keeping your free hand on the racquet for the initial unit turn. It helps you make sure and verifies you have turned your shoulders correctly.

TM