so, after i took some video of myself playing and posted it, i started to really wonder why my coach was telling me to allow my right foot to lift and shift my weight as i was hitting and not let me swing all the way through (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia_DIOo5mn4, you can totally see what i mean, and even hear him yelling "racquet slow!"). me: why can't i keep my right foot grounded as i hit? why can't i swing through faster? won't i have more power? coach: because you'll end up hitting with your arms or break the kinetic chain. me: really? because when i watch professional tennis, all the women hit that way. coach: you're not a professional tennis player. me: oh. i knew that. coach: when you can consistently get your body into position and hit the ball far enough outside of your body, we will add that. we had a good discussion about building on fundamentals and why the things you see professionals doing (or the things we focus on when we watch pros) aren't necessarily the things you should be mimicking as you build up your skill. also that good strokes come with time. but i'm wondering if anyone has different thoughts on that. i notice when i watch FYB, the instruction is all about hitting like a pro and on these boards people seem to talk a lot about how professionals hit.