On TennisOne, Oscar Wegner just put out an article on the forehand. I know Oscar Wegner is a hotbed of controversy around here, so let me state up front that I like his idea of "finding the ball". I like his idea of "accelerating on contact". I even like his idea of a more delayed backswing. However, I am completely puzzled by what he says in the article. He says that the pros "pull across their body" on contact. He says "pulling the arm in [on contact] is a lot more powerful. You need to pull in for several reasons..." One being that the bicep and chest muscles contract when you pull in towards you and as an example shows a guy pulling something in towards his body. He says if you twirl a rock on a string, if you pull inward, the rock accelerates. And then he finally says that pulling across the ball actually keeps the ball on the strings longer. I find this to be incomprehensible. From every pro stroke I've ever seen, you see the racket continue to face the ball and net after contact for several inches (sometimes a lot more on a flat drive). In fact I'd argue the exact opposite of what Oscar says. Lesser players pull off the ball quickly to the left, giving them very little contact with the strings, whereas the pros keep behind the ball for much longer, getting maximum compression and spring from the racket going forward. He also argues that Federer "pulls right across the body, he is not trying to go with the ball", but check out my video of Federer here: http://www.hi-techtennis.com/ He goes straight up the back of the ball and goes forward towards the net for a few inches. The racket actually draws a rainbow like motion on the right side of his body, which is completely different than quickly pulling off to the left. In effect he stays right behind the ball for awhile, giving him clean contact and a good linear movement and lift through the ball, which are the real sources of power. If anyone can tell me what I'm missing about Oscar's argument I would appreciate it because I am just stunned by this idea of pulling off the ball on contact.