Describing the Windshield Wiper Forehand swing path

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  1. alexoftennis1

    alexoftennis1 New User

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    Would you describe the windshield wiper forehand's swing path as

    from 6 to 12 o'clock?

    or

    from 4 to 10 o'clock?

    Which swing path do you think is more proper for hitting an effective windshield wiper forehand?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Any swingpath is fine if the ball has topspin, it goes deep, and it's consistent.
    Every player is slightly different, and as such, choose a different way to hit the ball.
     
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  3. ManuGinobili

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    Many people think it's swinging along a plane across your body... but if you look at it, plenty of pros also "reach out" to the target when they hit a WW FH. That's how you get good depth on your shot.

    Also the proper swing path is start low and accelerate up, and don't force the finish.
     
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  4. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    6 to 12 will get more spin at the expense of power, and will need a full Western Grip.

    If you need more power, 4 to 10 with a Semi-Western.

    If you are just starting out, the 4 to 10 will be easier to time hitting the ball:
    http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/vid...ield-wiper-forehand/swing-and-follow-through/
     
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  5. tlm

    tlm Legend

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    The ww starts low comes up+across the ball with a wiping motion that ends with the racket head pointing down by your left hip.
     
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