Modern tennis is based on the ability to place the ball within a target area with not only enough speed but also with enough rotation, especially topspin.
Topspin is usually generated by a windshield-wiper stroke.
Because human beings tend to use their bodies’ natural strength and ability in the most simple and natural manner, and the windshield-wiper motion is the most instinctive natural stroke to perform for the combination of ball speed and rotation to occur. It uses major muscle groups to combine in producing the effort, so the person feels abundant strength to perform an action that keeps the ball in the court while troubling the opponent.
These considerations are at the foundation of the Modern Tennis Methodology studies. Much has been found, including:
Why the open stance “allows” or “facilitates” the windshield-wiper to occur.
Why a body has more power when charged with an energy from torquing the upper body than from being in more balanced positions (as in “sideways” or “neutral stance”).
Why a human being operates best when seemingly in emergencies where he has to be in present time continuously (The Zone).
How where the ball impacts on your string affects your creative power.
And much more. This will be covered in detail in the above seminar, and in future Newsletters and writings. It is also covered in all of my DVDs, books and works, with the exception that these basics were never emphasized so directly as to provide the extreme difference between modern tennis and conventional, and the factors that impede conventional tennis to succeed to greater heights in this modern age.