What an appropriate tip for this blog!
I was getting a lesson on Saturday from a guy who is about a 5.0 rating and pretty much feared around our region. He noted that I was doing a really poor job when I was pulled wide on a forehand.
He saw me running like a freight train and then eratically overhitting the ball.
His tip was . . . “follow my belly”. What he meant was that I had to stay more compact and smooth when I was running to get to the ball. Apparently I was flailing wildy as I ran. He felt that if I stayed more compact and kept my racquet more close to my stomach that I would have something concrete to concentrate on as I moved toward the ball. . . .Hahahaha. I don’t know if he meant my stomach weighed as much as concrete, but the tip sure worked. I made a large improvement in my consistency on wide forehands in that one lesson.
Well, whether you are a fatso or not……I guess it’s a good idea to follow your belly