To begin with, a really easy way to grab the mallet in order to play polo is to make sure that your fingers and hands are running with the mallet. You can reach this by puting the index finger knuckle on top of the mallet and then taking the grip. This will mean that the mallet from the front, hangs absolutely below your arm.
In addition, a consequence of the knuckle being up is that the mallet is on your fingers and not on your palm. The minute you grab it on your palm, you freeze your wrist and you get no mallet head speed, leading to a real no-control of the mallet.
On the other hand, when we swing we have to make sure that the mallet is directly behind our right shoulder. This is going to make the mallet go straight down and straight through, creating an arc. It is very important not to roll your wrist to make the backhand, because then you are pulling with the wrong tendons. You have to make sure that as you come down, the mallet head is vertical and flips there at the bottom, because in that way you are using the correct tendons, and hitting the polo ball with the correct strength and direction.
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