Originally Posted by tricky
You'd think so, but many people really try to find the ball with their racquet (i.e. playing catch with the racquet.) That leads to "early preparation", but not in a way that improves form.
I have been reading "point to the ball with the left hand" for ever. If that is called stalking or finding the ball as you claim, that is fine.
Pros do keep both hands on the forehand together for a while as they are turning, but then the left hand comes off and starts pointing to the ball. That would be the stalking or finding. Otherwise it is just the turn and the only stalking is with the eye, which has been described as "keep your eye on the ball" for I don't know how many decades now.