Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Not a big fan of the fh or the flying elbow. Your windup is too big, too complicated, too much independent arm swing, not enough upper body rotation. No wonder you tend to be late. Further, your huge windup seems to result in deceleration by contact and a short follow through.
I would recommend a couple of things to start:
- SW grip, or at least a full Eastern grip.
- Keep your racquet pointing straight up and your right hand on the throat of the racquet until you have completed your unit turn back.
- Initiate the unit turn forward with your legs and right hip, which pulls your upper body, which pulls your arm and racquet through contact.
- Keep your elbow in and forward during your entire stroke until contact.
- At contact your elbow moves out and up.
- Turn your chest to 9 O'Clock on your unit turn back, and 3 O'Clock on your finish with your elbow pointing to the target.
Ultimately, you will be swinging almost exclusively with upper body rotation and very little with independent arm movement until after contact.
Thanks Limpin, that's what I need to hear. I always thought I have a big swing that never lived to its potential 'cos I'm often late. I'm talking about fast balls. With medium pace I rarely have timing issues. Can you please explain what do you mean by "keep your elbow in and forward"
Excuse my lack of understanding, I can't quite imagine that bit.