conventional tennis teaching the first thing taught is that
you need to position your body sideways, with the feet facing
the sideline, then to step into the ball as you swing. This
is totally unnatural, diverts too much attention to the feet,
and kills hand-eye coordination.
best way to learn is to focus only on what the hand and the
racquet are doing, letting the body and the feet move naturally,
the same way you walk around the house or you run after your
idea that you have to learn tennis "positions" is
preposterous, because you learned to move and balance yourself
early in life, in an instinctive way, and that is what you
should be applying now.
top professionals look so natural because they move naturally,
with favorite reaching and balancing moves that are instinctive,
not a product of thought. They feel their balance, and the
body will help the stroke as much as possible, according to
the situation. Most of them learned this from the beginning.
So should you, with Oscar's videos (DVDs) and book.