Totally lost my forehand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by blindsquirrel, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. blindsquirrel

    blindsquirrel New User

    Apr 3, 2006
    Seemingly out of nowhere I have lost my ability to hit my forehand with any consistency. Not sure if it is sloppy footwork, racquet prep or what but I am spraying them all over the place, into the net, into the fence. I think I may be pulling off the ball too soon, perhaps letting my head fly as opposed to keeping it still. Anyway, I'm at a loss. Any tips to regain my stroke? I am ripping my backhand
  2. Fearsome Forehand

    Fearsome Forehand Professional

    Aug 23, 2007
    Run around your forehand. :)

    It happens. Hard to diagnose without seeing you hit.
    You already named the most likely culprit; head movement.

    Other things to look at:
    Are you making a full shoulder turn? (Are you all arm and no body?)
    Is your racket preparation late?
    Are you being too "handsy/wristy?"
    Are you over hitting?

    Calm down, go back to basics and it will come back. Sometimes one's fh or bh takes an unauthorized vacation. Happens even to the best players.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2012
  3. guitarplayer

    guitarplayer Guest

    Check out lockandrolltennis on YouTube.
  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    A mean thing to say is..." did you really ever HAVE a good forehand" ?
  5. paulfreda

    paulfreda Hall of Fame

    Oct 3, 2004
    Bangkok, Thailand
    There are literally 10's of ways to hit a FH.
    It is the most variable shot in tennis IMO.
    That is why most good players have bad days with it now and then.

    Start from scratch but this time document with writing each new technique you learn.

    Practice practice practice.

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