Originally Posted by LeeD
Could it be just a GUIDELINE that tells you about how much backswing your need to really hit the ball?
Too much, and your backswing is too long, causing you to be late on the ball a lot of times.
Too little, you are not taking a full swing at the ball, so you're playing grandma tennis.
So are you saying pointing the butt 100% is not required but only the general feeling of the racket lagging behind the hand? The so-called pull forehand?