Hmm. One step forward, 2 steps back? I think in my attempt to lay the wrist back, I ended up with that exaggerated take back. I'll concentrate on the unit turn and keeping the left hand on the racquet longer, and let the relaxed wrist lay back naturally when the core rotates.
Do I have too much arm separation? Is the left leading too much because I released the racquet too early?
Will try to get back on the right track. Perhaps I went to hitting with added pace too soon.
@martini1: yes it is an indoor clay court, but instead of crushed bricks, we use crushed seashells. So we call them shell courts