Points to look for:
- The player is now beginning to watch his opponent at the other end of the court, rather than the flight of the ball.
- Notice how the player has maintained the slight open tilt of the racket throughout the stroke.
- From this finish position, all the player has to do to complete his recovery before the next stroke is to straighten up his torso a little, thus raising his right shoulder, and move his racket a fraction to his right, so that he is equally ready for a forehand or backhand stroke. If the player left his racket in this position, he would be better prepared for a backhand than a forehand.