Section 02 – The Forehand Unit Turn Key Points

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1. Rotate Racquet, Shoulders And Hips Simultaneously – This will move racquet and adds power to shot. Helps to keeps body and racquet in sync with each other.

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2. Do Not Swing Racquet Up Or Down, Keep It Level – Helps to keep arm from getting out of sync with body and can add consistency to swing.

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3. Top Hand Stays On Racquet At Start Of Unit Turn – Helps to rotate front shoulder leading to more power and helps to stabilize the racquet.

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4. Weight Should Shift From Even On Both Feet, To Mostly On The Back Foot – Helps to load weight on the back foot which later in the swing will be used to increase power by transferring the weight forward onto the front foot.

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5. Racquet Stays On Hitting Side – Keeps the swing more compact which makes it easier to handle faster hit balls, leads to more consistency and helps to keep the swing vertical.

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6. Racquet Head Pointed Slightly Down – This is a byproduct of proper wrist and elbow position.

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7. Racquet Strings Facing Side Fence – Byproduct of proper rotating of shoulders and hips.

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8. Hitting Elbow Should Be Up And Off Body – helps maintain a vertical swing also keeps the swing more compact.

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9. Wrist Keeps 30 Degree Bend And Is Behind Racquet – good for increasing power later in the swing and helps to keep the wrist locked.

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10. Non Hitting Arm Relatively Straight And Off To The Side – maintains good body balance and facilitates a vertical swing also helps to elongate the hitting zone.

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11. Belly Button Pointing To Side Fence – Byproduct of proper coiling of the body this should happen even with an open stance.

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12a. For Beginners – Racquet On Edge And Back Further – adds consistency to stroke.

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12b. For Advanced – Unit Turn Stops Where Top Hand Comes Off Racquet – adds a little more power then the beginner unit turn by elongating the swing slightly.

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13. Slight Knee Bend (Legs Mostly Straight) – Good for keeping body in unison with the racquet. Also adds to power during the racquet drop phase of the forehand swing.

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14. Toes Pointing to Side Fence

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Advanced Unit Turn

Key Points Summarized (Top Hand Still On Racquet) – Back View

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Advanced Unit Turn

Key Points Summarized (Top Hand Still On Racquet) – Side View

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Beginners Unit Turn Key Points Summarized – Side View

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Beginners Unit Turn Key Points Summarized – Back View

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