The purpose of your racquet swing is to send as much energy as possible into the ball. But if your swing is inefficient, you will lose power and consistency. So here are two important equations to remember:
More Efficient Swing = Less Effort
Less Effort = Better Consistency
There are five measurable components of a swing:
If your sequence of swing movement is correct, you can dramatically improve your power and consistency in ball striking. Your downswing should begin from the ground up and in the correct order.
- Leading leg steps directly towards the front wall
- Hip rotation
- Shoulder rotation
- Arm throwing motion
- Hand wrist action
This sequential action is also known as sequential summation of movement. Watch this video and see why Arnold Palmer had such an efficient, consistent, and powerful downswing.