Originally Posted by Avles
I guess the "human racquet" could be a helpful metaphor if applied properly-- i.e. in moderation, and with an eye for actual assistance rather than self-promotion. Maybe imagining the arm and racquet as one big unit swung by the legs/core could help some people.
But honestly, to me it just seems like a different way of saying "don't arm the ball." I don't see what the big deal is.
you are exactly right, it is not a break-thru in tennis teaching or anything.... it's just a visual to teach the samething that everybody teaches.