Rotate into the Shot

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When hitting a forehand it is important to rotate the body as you hit. Keeping the hips sideways will force you to hit solely with the arm – losing power and control.

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The Correct use of the Wrist on the Topspin Forehand

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A common mistake at the club level is to lock the wrist when hitting a forehand and swinging from the shoulder. In order to hit an effective shot, the wrist joint has to remain loose through the swing. Ideally, he wrist opens on the backswing and lags on the forward swing allowing it to springs explosively forwards through contact.

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The Importance of the Wrist on The Forehand Drive

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The wrist plays a very important role on the forehand groundstroke. It allows you to make contact in front of the body and helps you generate racquet head speed. A common problem is holding the racquet too tightly and therefore blocking any wrist movement. This video will explore the idle movement of the wrist on the forehand.

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The Correct Use of the Forearm on the Forehand

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The forearm is a very important part of the swing on the forehand. Spin and acceleration depend on the correct use of this segment during the swing. As the arm moves towards the ball, the forearm rotates explosively to generate spin and speed. Let’s take a look.

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The Forehand Contact Point

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One of the most common mistakes is to hit the ball late. Catching the ball in front of the body is the first step towards a solid technique.

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The Forehand Stance

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Players should feel comfortable hitting with open and closed stances but should avoid stepping across.

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