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Old 01-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by gbgTennis View Post
Edberg actually had a pretty high takeback, Blake's is probably as low as McEnroe's was though.

Depends what people mean by "take back."

When I say "low takeback", I mean, from the ready position, he's taking the racket back from underneath his shoulder. Someone once referred to this as a "pendulum" takeback, which is rare at the pro level today.

Like a pendulum, it's low at the bottom, but can reach a high point if the arc is big enough. Edberg had a very big arc.

So I think of "takeback" as the early part of the backswing, but not the entire backswing.

Using that terminology, I'd say Edberg had a low takeback but high backswing.
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