When to drop non-hitting hand

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  1. markzolotoy

    markzolotoy New User

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    I ma trying to understand when exactly do we drop a non-hitting hand from the racket? Can someone please provide a video link?

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  2. LeeD

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    Sorry, no vid.
    Around to the side of your body, you facing forwards.
    Obviously, you turn your shoulders and chest on each shot, so doing that, it get's muddied exactly where and when to let go.
     
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  3. markzolotoy

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    Sorry, did not mention I am specifically looking for info about a forehand.
    So, you are saying that as soon as I figured what direction the ball is coming in I am turning sideways and drop the other hand? No need to wait for the ball to bounce?
     
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  6. Topspin Shot

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    Keeping both hands on the racket is done during the preparation phase. Once you establish your stance, you want your non-hitting arm off the racket and pointed toward the side fence across your body.

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    Is it plausable that with modern strokes, the oft hand let's go when the rackethand passes the hitting side shoulder going back? Like Agassi.
     
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  8. markzolotoy

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    So, it's ok to await for a ball to bounce with a non-hitting hand being off the racket, right?
     
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  9. Topspin Shot

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    This sounds about right.
     
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  10. Topspin Shot

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    Depends on the definition of wait. If your feet are still working, you generally want both hands on the racket or close to it. Once you establish your hitting stance, you will want to get into the Federer position I posted.
     
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