Published: 13 Jun 2008 - 04:12 by doubleDOT
Updated: 03 Dec 2008 - 16:10
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Everybody talks about keeping the wrist cocked.What I wanted to ask was whether you are supposed to keep your wrist cocked at the beginning of the shot and the release your wrist as you play so that at the point of contact your wrist is completely loose.
OR do you keep your wrist cocked throughout the shot and only rotate it to as you play the shot? That is your wrist is firm at the point of contact.
The reason I ask this is that when I see professionals play, their rackets always travel parallel to the floor when they play shots no matter how low the ball gets. However, as an amateur my racquet travels at an angle to the floor (like playing a cricket shot) when I keep my wrist loose.I don't know whether this is because I'm not bending enough to the low ball.
But if I play the shot with my wrist cocked througout the shot, the racket head keeps parallel to the floor and I'm forced to bend down if the ball is low. However, this puts a lot of strain on my wrist and it starts hurting after a few shots. Also, I'm not able to get the same speed in the racket head as when I keep my wrist loose.
Moreover, if you compare Jonathon Power's game to someone like Tierry Lincou you see that Power's shots are a lot more fluid and wristy. Is this because he kepts his wrist loose when playing?
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