Originally Posted by toly
Here are two examples from bailey stances.
Foot in the same direction
The girl can rotate her hips.
Foot in opposite directions, fig. b.
The hips are locked and she cannot rotate them at all.
We should direct feet in the same direction to use rotation of hips effectively.
Where do you get this from? I don't know in what context what you say hold true but certainly not for tennis. Weight shifting from one leg to the other involves muscles that is used for standing on one leg esp inside the hip. With a foot pointing straight forward the whole body weight cannot be placed on that foot solidly.