Originally Posted by Greg G
Thanks Limpinhitter! I do accept the principles of it, in my mind at least. Translating it into actual practice is proving to be a real bear. In front of the mirror I can shadow it perfectly. On a court, it's an effort to not slide back into old muscle memory. I will keep pluggin away at it, till it does become the new muscle memory.
I did go back to the L&R video, and am re-reading this entire thread. I am most likely over thinking on the court. Played doubles today, and I noted how unconscious I was hitting my backhand, in stark contrast to all the thoughts going on when hitting a forehand. I suppose sheer repetition will sort that out- but I have to make sure the form is correct, or else it'll just compound the situation.
Playing around with string setup probably wasn't the best idea too, while working on this.
Cross court drills with a partner or machine. Keep your left hand on the throat of the racquet until you are ready to turn forward.