How to cure a floaty forehand?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by S H O W S T O P P E R !, Jul 25, 2009.

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

    S H O W S T O P P E R ! Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2008
    In your thredz, stealin ur bukkits
    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?
  2. mzshot

    mzshot New User

    Apr 9, 2009
    Keep your eye on the ball
  3. myservenow

    myservenow Semi-Pro

    Sep 27, 2007
    ^^^^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.
  4. BU-Tennis

    BU-Tennis Semi-Pro

    Jan 22, 2008
    West Virginia
    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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