Originally Posted by 5263
The problem is you start with a couple of false premises.
First, a higher tk back just makes a bigger loop
and has little to do with
making a loop; just affects the size of it. Lower tk back makes a nice smaller
loop. Actually there is a certain modern move towards being more compact &
making loops smaller currently.
Second, you never show an connection between your high tk back and making
a bigger loop to the OP's idea of "loop vs early". Only relation seems to be that
your bigger loop will take more time and require earlier prep, but you never even
mention it that I saw. Seems you just want to talk about big loops and saw loops in
a topic along with a chance to insult other instructional approaches that actually
address the issues of the op
You're right having a compact backswing is a good idea. In one of of my earlier posts in this thread I talked about the compact backswing. I am a big believer in having a compact backswing and a long followthrough. That is the way I was taught. It's frustrating because with you everything is black vs white traditional vs modern one thing vs the other.
Take any modern player you want. I will use wawrinka as an example. On his backhand side he has a higher takeback of his racket head than more old school players, he has an early takeback and he has a compact takeback, where he takes the racket back with a unit turn and without extraneous arm motion. It's all there. Most real life coaches are in agreement on these things.