The Pathway Swing Forehand and Backhand Cons

The Pathway Swing - The Forehand & Backhand Cons

The Forehand Cons


The back swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight which further encourages the player not to let the ball descend to its lowest point of contact..

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when hitting off the back wall can cause less clearance.

However, if the player lets the ball descend to a lower point the player may be encouraged to use a more circular path to the ball. This increases clearance from the back wall.


Furthermore, the Pathway Swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight of the incoming ball.

It also encourages the player to hit across the line of flight of the outgoing ball (follow through).

This decreases the hitting zone (orange dot).

Further examples.

The back swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight which further encourages the player not to let the ball descend to its lowest point of contact.

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when volleying off the side wall, when there is more than enough clearance from the back wall, encourages the player to hit and follow through across the line of flight and not through it.

The player hitting across the line of flight when volleying off the side wall and hitting the ball off the back wall.

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when volleying off the side wall or hitting off the back wall encourages the player to hit and follow through across the line of flight and not through it.

The Backhand Cons

The back swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight which further encourages the player not to let the ball descend to its lowest point of contact..

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when hitting off the back wall can cause less clearance.

However, if the player lets the ball descend to a lower point the player may be encouraged to use a more circular path to the ball. This increases clearance from the back wall.

Furthermore, the Pathway Swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight of the incoming ball.

It also encourages the player to hit across the line flight of the outgoing ball (follow through).

This decreases the hitting zone (orange dot).

Further examples.

The back swing encourages the player to hit across the line of flight which further encourages the player not to let the ball descend to its lowest point of contact.

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when volleying off the side wall, when there is more than enough clearance from the back wall, encourages the player to hit and follow through across the line of flight and not through it.

 
Further examples of the player hitting across the line of flight when hitting the ball off the back wall.

Not letting the ball descend to its lowest point when hitting off the back wall can cause less clearance.
Furthermore, it encourages the player to hit and follow through across the line of flight and not through it.

 

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