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MODERN TENNIS MUSE

In the video below Jim McLennan notes that “Swivel Discs will truly unlock your feeling for balance and rhythm – where your strokes flow from the center – and the most useful analogy is whether the tail is wagging the dog (this is bad) or you are wagging (so to speak) your arm and racquet.”

However, there are some data contained therein which could lead even the most dogged tennis enthusiast “a-stray”.

In the above demonstration a few things go against natural movement and the modern tennis techniques of the pros :

  1. Although it may be fun and useful for overall balance and coordination to twist the body on swiveling discs, this motion bears no relationship to actual movement of the feet in tennis. The player will pivot on the balls of his feet when loading for a groundstroke or when turning on the run, but in no case would he…

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