Federer Forehand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by JCo872, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. JCo872

    JCo872 Professional

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    Check this out:
    http://www.hi-techtennis.com/forehand/fed_example.cfm

    May take a few seconds to load. What do you guys see? How does he get such a far in front
    contact point? Is it from a pulling motion?

    Looks to me like he pulls the butt of the racket all the way up to the ball. See how the racket head trails the hand all the way up until contact? (small wrist release before contact in this one I think because you can see the tip of the racket accelerate before
    contact into contact).

    Then he pushes through the ball for a few inches, then whips around.
     
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  2. baros

    baros Semi-Pro

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  3. Kevo

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    I don't think that contact was out in front more than normal. I think he was just hitting cross court and the angle makes it look farther in front. Try to watch it imaging that you are looking at him from where that ball will land.
     
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