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I’m not sure if I’m on the right track since there are a lot of versions of forehand topspins (chinese and european). So at my club people tend to put more emphasis on snap from the elbow and wrist rather than weight transfer. I on the other hand used to struggle with it because my arm was too tensed and I struggled with consistency. When I analysed some chinese forehand tips and their focus on body more than forearm it started working better for me. So am I thinking correct? First when I perform that stroke I think about legs, backswing, the arms follows, then I put some pressure on my right leg, move my body and hips forward and the arm follows after body, closing the elbow, bat angle and accelarating at the moment of contact? Is this a correct order?
This sounds like the correct order of movement. When you are learning the stroke though this is too much to think about. Try to focus on the whole stroke and see if you can get smooth feeling. There are too many moving parts to break it down too much.
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