Originally Posted by Cheetah
yes to what 5263 said. nobody is pointing to the ball. if they were pointing to the ball it would be obvious and they would literally be pointing to the ball. parallel to baseline serves several purposes and if you point to the ball most of those purposes are lost.
Yeah pointing at the ball is something you saw pros doing in the Chris Evert Days. Today, most are pointing to the side fence with their off-hand during their forehand preparation. Players today coil even more than the oldschool players during their preparation on groundstrokes.