- ETI 009 Waiting and Weighting
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If you want to hit the ball with less effort and more power, take a page from the baseball batter or the boxer – both wait with their body weight on the back foot before swinging the bat or delivering a punch.
Too often players pay too much attention to grips, swings, and spin without ever mastering their balance. And truly even the pitcher puts their back foot on the pitching rubber before hurling the pitch.
Once you see whether the incoming ball is a forehand or backhand, turn to the side and get onto the back foot. And if you need to move to the ball, move in twos so that you always arrive on the back foot.
Stepping in, shifting your weight, getting the body involved, this all begins with your weight on the back foot as you wait for the incoming ball.