Originally Posted by dknotty
Had a session with a guy yesterday who made some suggestions on my forehand, the upshot being that the ideal stroke is that your shoulder is moving until the racket contacts the ball, then the wrist takes over until the ball leaves the racket then the shoulder comes back into play for the follow through. Very interesting indeed and quite hard to put into practice given the tiny small dwell time.
considering many rec players have poor control of the shoulder (either erratic or consistently off the sweet spot of the shoulder range of motion) what that guy said is spot on for many. but shoulder never stops or slow down and accelerate. it's more consistently placing the arm control in the middle of the sweet spot of the shoulder range of motion. first you kinda have to understand how the shoulder moves and where the sweet spot is. and try to place the arm in that spot all the time.