curious as to that forehand elbow distance from body (or alternatively angle of elbow)....... i voted this thread of the year, but i certainly don't want to reprieve the whole thing. my question is actually the opposite of that thread..... what drills/"training aids" can i use to get that separation of elbow and body?.. the ball under the armpit drill was if you are too far from the ball and not bending elbow... BUT I WANT MORE SEPARATION BETWEEN ELBOW AND BODY. when i concentrate on this, i either hit a very good shot or the ball gets on top of me and jams me as i've fixated myself into a bad concentration zone (probably doesn't make sense, but sometimes you concentrate so much that you forget everything else)....... i find the forehands with elbow pretty far from body are hit hard, are very efficient and have good disguise.... forehands with elbow close to body are basically good for applying alot of topspin (often from defensive position)... any thoughts?? or, drills/aids to help this?? as always, your replies/thoughts are greatly appreciated.