View Full Version : Discovered the key to fixing my forehand...

12-21-2009, 10:04 AM
I was hitting with a friend and my forehand has a chronic issue with going long a lot. I used to use a short loop takeback but it wasn't helping. I was trying some tweaks when I tried the Soderling forehand which features a straight takeback. I used it and on my very first forehand, I hit a winner right on the left single sideline. I kept with it and not only was a hitting really solid forehands, I felt less tired. I'm a straight-backer for good.

Anyone had this experience? :)

12-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Sure, a straight takeback is generally more consistent at the expense of some spin and power loss. But you get ready quicker, the prep is simpler, and the swing straightforward.
Maybe when you get used to hit, employ an oval takeback as opposed to a loopy takeback. Squash the oval more, and you get a straight takeback.