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millenium
10-12-2009, 12:17 PM
What is best to keep the elbow slightly high or close to the body on the forehand takeback.

tennis angel
10-12-2009, 12:23 PM
Different pros ue different positions. The important thing is to keep the racket in front, tracking the ball til the very last moment.

LeeD
10-12-2009, 02:33 PM
What grip? Makes a difference.

millenium
10-12-2009, 11:24 PM
What role does the elbow have during the takeback??
I see Nadal has a very low elbow takeback. While Federer a slightly higher elbow takeback ,and Roddick even higher elbow takeback.

4sound
10-13-2009, 03:53 PM
If elbow is high it takes better timing to get it down when the racket loops around at the end of the back swing. Sampras comes to mind. Whatever is most comfortable for you. I don't think it play a significant role in the shot. Its more personal preference.

I think that getting the racket head back behind the wrist is more important. Most of the pros hit with the elbow bent on contact (double bend concept, wrist and elbow).

MrCLEAN
10-13-2009, 05:26 PM
Agreed w/ all of the above. The elbow take back is a stylistic difference, not a fundamental of the stroke.

Hrandyrko
10-13-2009, 06:12 PM
I use an extreme eastern forehand grip. I have a moderately loopy backswing.

Blake0
10-13-2009, 06:45 PM
I don't think it really matters unless you're refering to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC4sM2PTWY
This takeback with the high elbow and the racket head pointing forward has been proven incorrect an causes inconsistencies in shots.

millenium
10-14-2009, 12:37 AM
I don't think it really matters unless you're refering to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC4sM2PTWY
This takeback with the high elbow and the racket head pointing forward has been proven incorrect an causes inconsistencies in shots.

Yes this is the Forehand HIGH ELBOW TAKE BACK i was referring to.
Why has it been proven incorrect????

5263
10-14-2009, 07:56 AM
pull the elbow back to start the loop.

drakulie
10-14-2009, 08:11 AM
the height of the elbow is dependent (amongst other things), on the height of the incoming shot.

moroni
10-14-2009, 08:35 AM
that depends on grip/hight of the shot and ur style its not a specific part of the stroke...its a prefrence of the player