Forehand and backhand questions

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by babolar, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. babolar

    babolar New User

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Sacramento,Ca
    I have a question
    On what the wrist should be doing on groundstrokes
    Do you intentionally lay it back or does the forward momentum of your swing lay it back for you?
     
    #1
  2. GeorgeLucas

    GeorgeLucas Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    407
    Nothing in tennis should be forced. You hit it spot on with your second statement - the forward momentum of your swing lays it back for you.
     
    #2
  3. dennis10is

    dennis10is Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,033
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Keep your wrist still but relaxed.

    One day, when you are good enough that you can generate a fast racket head speed, the wrist will be supple enough that it will do the thing that people rave about with Federer. BTW, you probably won't be swinging that fast, so don't expect that much natural wrist movement but it will move a little by itself. Most of the movement will be from forearm suppination or pronation and not from the wrist.

    Take away point is you don't try move your wrist to "generate" anything.
     
    #3

Share This Page