Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by millenium, Oct 12, 2009.
What is best to keep the elbow slightly high or close to the body on the forehand takeback.
Different pros ue different positions. The important thing is to keep the racket in front, tracking the ball til the very last moment.
What grip? Makes a difference.
What role does the elbow have during the takeback??
I see Nadal has a very low elbow takeback. While Federer a slightly higher elbow takeback ,and Roddick even higher elbow takeback.
If elbow is high it takes better timing to get it down when the racket loops around at the end of the back swing. Sampras comes to mind. Whatever is most comfortable for you. I don't think it play a significant role in the shot. Its more personal preference.
I think that getting the racket head back behind the wrist is more important. Most of the pros hit with the elbow bent on contact (double bend concept, wrist and elbow).
Agreed w/ all of the above. The elbow take back is a stylistic difference, not a fundamental of the stroke.
I use an extreme eastern forehand grip. I have a moderately loopy backswing.
I don't think it really matters unless you're refering to this.
This takeback with the high elbow and the racket head pointing forward has been proven incorrect an causes inconsistencies in shots.
Yes this is the Forehand HIGH ELBOW TAKE BACK i was referring to.
Why has it been proven incorrect????
pull the elbow back to start the loop.
the height of the elbow is dependent (amongst other things), on the height of the incoming shot.
that depends on grip/hight of the shot and ur style its not a specific part of the stroke...its a prefrence of the player
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