Fixing Tendency to hit Reverse Forehands for Down the Line

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  1. johnchung907

    johnchung907 Rookie

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    Hi guys, I was wondering how I could fix my tendency to hit down the line with the forehand with a reverse forehand follow-through.
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

    Say Chi Sin Lo Legend

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    ... What's wrong with finishing a down the line forehand with a reverse forehand follow-through?

    It's the result that counts right?
     
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  3. TheCheese

    TheCheese Professional

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    I don't see anything wrong with doing that. It's a good way to get the ball to land short in the court and make your opponent cover even more court. Fed and Rafa do it all the time.
     
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  4. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

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    A reverse forehand follow-through is essentially due to hitting the ball late (whether intentionally done or not). If you are hitting crosscourt, you more naturally would contact the ball more in front of your body. Hitting down the line, you can get away with contacting the ball later and closer into your body. Work on keeping the contact point farther in front of your body on the down-the-line shots.
     
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