Ok, when you hit a standard and traditional (flat) forehand, you generally don't bend the elbow much while you're making impact with the ball right? You generally just bend your elbow when you're following through? If that's the case, then I am hitting more forehands with incorrect technique because most of the times, I don't elongate my arm. My mind apparently does not want me to do this and is making me think that if I do elongate my hand during contact, I will somehow get hurt in the process.:shock: Yes, my body's weird, I know that. How do I make myself more comfortable with not bending my elbow during my forehand because I'm scared of hurting myself every time I elongate my arm during the stroke.