View Full Version : Is this NOT arming the ball and enough rotation

11-18-2009, 06:21 PM
Hello folks,

Are the following sequences a rough description of NOT arming the ball and good upper body rotation?

For a right hander, on the forehand, at the start of the forward swing, I am looking at the ball "through" my left shoulder, at the end of the follow through my right shoulder points at the net or at the left net's post, racket wrapped around the body

For a right hander with one handed back hand with close stand, at the start of the forward swing, I am looking at the ball "through" my right shoulder (leading), and at the end of the swing, the shoulders are parallel to the net, chest points at the left net's post, racquet behind the head, pointing up.

Many thanks.

11-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Id focus more on a whole body twist. Starting from the ground up. Turn your hips and shoulders and then finish with a windshield wiper motion.

11-18-2009, 06:36 PM
that sounds like you use your upper body rotation. Also don't forget to bend your knees and use your lower body too.

11-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Agreed with the above. Start with the legs shifting weight into body rotation to begin the stroke. If your shoulders/arms start the swing and your body is just following afterwards, then you are not maximizing the power that could have been generated beyond the shoulder/arm.

11-18-2009, 09:12 PM
In regards to the shoulder rotation, I see most players do the 2nd description.


The first descript about full rotation tend to make me think of a golf swing....