Hi folks, after sitting here for 30 minutes searching through the threads I couldn't find any to help me with this topic. The Problem: I really want to be able to hit those short, acute angled forehands but I have no idea how to do it. When I try to hit these acute angled forehands, I tend to just hit deep to the forehand corner. If only I could hit these acute ones, I'll be able to run my opponents more to open up the court. And also, they look really nice for passing shots. The instructions I've received are: *Use an open stance to hit the acute cross court forehand *Use a semi-western grip or western (I'm using a semi-western) *Use less power *Use more topspin (well I understand this point) *Hit the ball on the outside of the ball? (When I do this, I tend to dump the ball into the net) I've seen some players like Davenport, Sharapova, Nadal and sometimes Federer do the "Lasoo" like overhead finish. I'm wondering does this help? Because sometimes I see Federer be able to pull off the short cross court angled forehand without using this exaggerated finish. Please help me, Robbie.