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Old 09-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by sureshs View Post
No I meant both feet leave the ground.

There is nothing modern in any stroke other than the forehand and you know it. Open stance 2 handed and 1 handed BHs maybe, but they are not to be emphasized as they lead to lazy play, plus they are trivial to learn.

All the hullabaloo is about adding a little topspin on the forehand which the player can pick up by watching any match on TV or from the 1000s of free videos.
I would agree that the difference between an old school and modern topspin 1hb are minor, mostly grip and swing path (don't get me started on the 1hb slice), and that the technique for volleying, serving and smashing are virtually the same. But, the forehand is significantly different, as is the 2hb since it has evolved to be basically a left handed forehand with some assistance with eye-hand coordination from the right hand.
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