Originally Posted by Greg G
Which backswing- both, or the second video? Cos I thought the second one was just a pat the dog exercise
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Both. However, in the second video, your hand is moving back more in a straight line, which I like. But, IMO, you should keep the racquet vertical when taking the hand straight back and the left hand should stay on the throat longer. Keeping the racquet vertical helps preserve that pre-stretch potential that you and Cheetah like to talk about. One thing I noticed in the second video that I didn't like is that you are hitting too many forehands in a neutral stance.