Hi all, As you might notice, I'm new to Talk Tennis forums, so I'll take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am a relative newcomer to the sport of tennis itself. I have only been playing for about ten months now. My goals in tennis are not absurd- I merely want to play the sport for recreation lifelong, along with maybe some high school tennis and/or some low level college tennis as well. Some of my strengths coming in to tennis, which have helped me improve at a decent clip, are mentally my fierce sense of competition and determination, along with the fact that I am on varsity on the basketball and track/cross-country teams; I'm physically very fit, 150 lbs, 5'10" and about to hit my growth spurt. The main thing holding me back is a mental tendency to get emotionally involved in the match; I do have a quick temper. In any case, on to my question. I have achieved a relatively sound basic forehand incorporating all the fundamentals, as noted on sites like FYB. I hit this forehand with a straight arm and eastern grip. Now, I'm attempting to take my forehand to the next level by switching to a more modern, double bend, semi-western windshield wiper stroke (what a mouthful of words). I am having difficulty with the double bend, however. I know that one is supposed to maintain the bend's integrity throughout most of the shot. However, I am having trouble generating velocity with this. My question is, how do I generate racquet head speed while still maintaining the bend? Also, is it possible for someone to break down the shot for me? Many thanks in advance.