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The Backhand Open Plane Cross Court Lob 

When the player is positioned Forward

The Clock 

A diagrammatical perspective that the player uses to assist when identifying the natural contact point for The Backhand Open Plane Cross Court Lob 

In this example, this perspective encompasses the ball’s approximate 10 o’clock time position (circumference) which is the general direction of The Step Hit the player has to take and also the player’s radius distance (the hand of the clock) of the Step Hit which is needed to contact the ball.



The Backswing

Part 1 

As the backswing of The Backhand Open Plane is low when playing a cross court lob, unless a reflex is required, there is no need to use The Backhand Open To Extended Plane Swing

The Forward Swing

Part 2

The player uses The Clock Direction when identifying the general hitting area between 10 and 11o’clock. And then uses The Clock to find the actual contact points at approximately 10.o'clock and approximately 10.30 o'clock, respectively.

The low forward swing allows the racquet face to square on contact in a direction high on the front wall


The website offers new specific technical and tactical programs for both elite player and elite coach, respectively. The author Michael Nash is a 3-time World Top Ten coach, 5-time World Top Twenty coach and 2-time World Junior (boys) Champion coach. All of these players (initially club standard) were developed over three to four years by Michael in Adelaide.  (Photo 1981)




Currently, there are over three hundred videos and over one hundred diagrams on the website. The author suggests that when visiting examine one menu at a time and scroll down sequentially examining each menu before moving on to the next. 

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