- ETI 005 Holding your finish
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Holding your finish for just a moment clarifies your balance as well as the quality of your stroke and follow thru.
Further, this method has been used by so many famous coaches – Tom Stow, Robert Lansdorp and more. It will help you as well.
Stow remarked that if the stroke started correctly (balanced on the back foot with a compact but loose preparation) and finished correctly (weight shifted forward and arm well extended toward the target) then everything between the start and finish – meaning contact – would be just fine.
And similarly I have seen videos of the young Pete Sampras on court with Lansdorp, holding the finish on his forehand for what seemed like an exaggerated time.
If you take to this drill, see if you can lightly tap the back foot (not hammer but lightly tap) while holding the finish, were Tom around he would say, “Nice work.”