Originally Posted by stephan_58
I have a question about the inside foot when you pivot and do the shoulder turn in an open stance forehand. I'm a little confused as to how the inside foot should be positioned. As far as I can see there are two common positions: 1. To turn the inside foot so it is parallel to the baseline (as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...sBpAQdL0#t=21s
), 2. position the foot more or less perpendicular to the baseline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ImeQ...tailpage#t=33s
(there's also option 3 which would be to open the inside foot even more, as a coach once told me to do, I'm not convinced that is a valid option though, seems to me you prohibit some unit turn that way...)
When I watch clips of the pros in slow motion i think most of them don't really turn their inside foot that much. I'm not sure of the importance of this, however. But I would think that you can get a better unit turn if you turn the foot, why is it then that most of the pros don't?
I hope it's clear what I mean...
Here's my answer: On your takeback, your toes on both feet should be facing the side fence, and, on your finish they should be facing the other side fence.