Originally Posted by Ash_Smith
I think this debate always gets sidetracked by the difference between preparation and backswing. Prep is what the MTM'ers call "stalking", the unit turn with the racquet held in front of the chest area. Backswing is from this point where the hands split- from here there should really be no pause (assuming the hands have split high). For a player who has a straight back take back there will be a pause in the transition from back to forward.
Since unit turn can have only two directions (right or left), it can hardly be regarded as stalking. Stalking means constantly following your target, not being limited to one of two possibilities.
As far as watching the ball goes, there is no need for a new term for that - "watch the ball" or "keep your eyes on the ball" have been used for a long time.
Thus, the term stalking is misleading and of no use.