How to cure a floaty forehand?

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  1. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Today I played a practice set that was called off by rain (we were about to start the tiebreak.) My forehand was very high though. I tried hitting with a lot of spin, but it just wouldn't stay 2-4 ft. the way I like it. It was a good 6+ ft. over the net and landed long often. I resorted to S&V to win most of my points, but I need to be able to hit forehands. Is there any reason why this might be happening?
     
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  2. mzshot

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    Keep your eye on the ball
     
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  3. myservenow

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    ^^^^Exactly what mzshot said. I also played in a tournament today and was guilty of shanking and floating my forehand and backhand on occasion. When I concentrated on the ball, I would crush it. When I got lazy and took my eye off the ball, I started shanking and floating. Remarkable how forgetting to do something so easy can make things so complicated. When all else fails, keep your eye on the ball.
     
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  4. BU-Tennis

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    It sounds like the face of your racquet is open when making contact, which will result in a ball going long with a high trajectory. You need to close it further and apply more topspin.
     
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