The Hand

Conventionally, you are taught to track the tennis ball with the racquet.

That puts the ball at a certain distance from your body and results in having to swing through mostly forward.

In Modern Tennis the ball is tracked with the hand, as if you were going to catch it.

It seems that it would result in being too close to the ball, but in reality this allows you to meet the ball more in front and to swing across more markedly.

It also allows you to hit more topspin, increasing your windshield-wiper speed.

Oscar Wegner, TennisTeacher.com

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