on my forehand my coach has been instructing me to have a straight racquet takeback. in other words, my forehand takeback and swing are along the same path. I have been instructed to do this to get a feel for getting under the ball and brushing up. Now i believe that i am ready to incorporate a real takeback on my forehand. can anyone thoroughly describe an efficient way to takeback my racquet on my forehand? Some players i have seen first take their elbow back and then trace a "c" pattern with their racquet. is this a proper method for a forehand takeback?