Originally Posted by RajS
This is just a quick progress report after two sessions of practice. I hit against the wall and did shadow swings yesterday, and today I hit with a friend.
I really like the straighter arm for the forehand, at least until the forward swing starts. I am not really trying to do ESR, but I feel like it is happening automatically as I point the racket butt at the ball. Probably the forearm supination and ESR are melding into one motion........
If you turn back well and get your racquet/hitting hand deep enough back, starting with a straight arm and rotating it (ESR and pronation....) just as you start UB rotation, isn't odd. Here, watch Djokovic do exactly that at 5:10, 5:59, and 6:40: