Points to look for:
- The player is now watching his opponent at the other end of the court, rather than the flight of the ball.
- The hips, waist and shoulders have completed turning back to the left.
- The hips, waist and shoulders are a little higher than the original ready position.
- The racket has moved a little more forward and further upwards. The tip of the racket is now pointing upwards, in what is called the salute.
- The elbow of the playing arm is a little below shoulder level, and the bat has not crossed past the middle of the body. This helps to maintain balance and improve recovery time.
- The free arm has continued to aid balance by moving in synch with the playing arm.
- The player is currently airbourne, due to the amount of upward force generated during the swing. Some players tend to do this more than others.