Forehand Help

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by PhilipMark, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. PhilipMark

    PhilipMark Guest

    Hi everyone I am currently a beginner/intermediate player and I have a couple of pretty bad problems that I hope someone in this message board will be able to help me with. well first off is my forehand I use a semi western forehand grip and based on a suggestion from a coach, now using and trying to learn a western forehand grip, little did I know that change was pretty much my "pandora's box" at first it was all good all and well, hitting forehands barely clearing the net and with lots of pace after that everything went bad from there. I lost my normal "wind up" and now tend to use as what my teammates call a "windwill" windup where I make a complete circle before hitting the ball and finish like an uppercut plus include the fact that I tend to lean on my right foot and finish off the entire forehand on my toes, I think anyone would know that these mechanics are just a complete recipe for a total failure of a forehand. So now I am trying to re-learn everything while getting pummeled by players where I used to be the pummeler not the pummele (sp?). Anyone please help, like suggestions on what to do, what player to copy, drills, what mindset, anything. I really need to get better especially since my coach is retiring and would like to give him a somewhat of a goodbye present in a form of a conference title. Thanks to everyone reading through this long plight for help and thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

    Jun 16, 2004
    Why switch to a full western? Semi-western was a good choice for a forehand grip, especially if you're using buggywhips with the western. I always believed in a cross the shoulder followthrough and if your western forces you to buggywhip, why not go back to the semi-western?

Share This Page