There's no doubt that most of you will know all about all about this, but I finally figured out the key to more power. I've recently gotten back into tennis and I was having a heck of a time getting any power on my shots, double backhand in particular. I would take the racquet back high, then let it drop down and then swing smoothly through the ball and follow through correctly. Doing this unfortunately generated very little power, and it seemed like I was just pushing the balls over the net. Recently, I have been analyzing many of the pros backhands and noticed that most of them don't swing smoothly through the ball with their arms, but instead whip the racquet through the ball using lots of wrist and arm action. Is this whipping wrist action the key to generate more power?? I figured it must be, since power=racquet head speed and you get more racquet head speed when you whip the racquet using your wrists. I noticed the same thing with the forehand of all the pro players, however some use more wrist than others. I went out to the court to test this theory and low and behold it works. At first I framed many balls because it's harder to time your shot when you whip the racquet at the ball with your wrists and arms, but once I got the hang of it the pace of the shots is a lot higher. One pro who really uses lots of wrist to slap at the ball on both wings is Andre Agassi. I guess the moral of this story is if you are struggling for more power on your shots, use more wrist action and whip the racquet through the ball.