Last updated on 22-Feb-2009 07:33:22 PM
I was wondering if you could touch on the proper way to hit the ball down the line or inside out on both backhand and forehand wings. In your videos you and Jeff mainly hit crosscourt (understandably) to keep the drill going. Maybe in the future you could make a video discussing this.
PS I really enjoy and benefit from your videos. I have shared them with the entire school team.
The difference between hitting the ball down the line and cross court can be a slight change in the hitting point. If you hit the ball a fraction earlier or in front of you, it will go cross court and a fraction later, down the line. This happens because you are slightly further through your swing if you hit it in front of your body.
Try to keep the stroke basically the same, just change your timing.
You can also change the direction with a slight change in the anlge of your wrist. Again this is a very slight variation. Try moving your wrist back a fraction and see the difference it makes in the direction. Keep everything else the same.
We will try to get to doing this video lesson.