Your beliefs on the FH

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by dominikk1985, Sep 12, 2013.

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what do you believe about the FH?

  1. you hit across the ball

    48.1%
  2. the racket is closed at contact

    48.1%
  3. the wrist should be in pronation at the end of the backswing

    33.3%
  4. the racket and hand should be at the chest side with the wrist neutral

    29.6%
  5. the hips should lead the arm by some degree

    74.1%
  6. the ball should be contacted below center of racket for maximum spin

    14.8%
  7. the wrist should still be laid back at contact

    55.6%
  8. straight arm is better than double bend

    29.6%
  9. double bend is better than straight arm

    22.2%
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  1. dominikk1985

    dominikk1985 Legend

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    I want to make a poll about what you guys believe about the FH. some things that floated around here often will be named in the poll.
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Now consider....
    What grip is your forehand?
    Low ball, medium height, or high ball?
    Playing tentative, or playing with confidence?
     
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  3. NLBwell

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    A lot of these are: It depends.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    I stated SIX depends.
    I"m sure I can list at least six more.
     
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  5. TimeSpiral

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  6. RockChalkOhio

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    I believe that children are our future.
     
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  7. hawk eye

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    Yes, I think the late WH forgot a few words in the lyrics of that song.

    It should be:

    I believe the children are our future
    teach them a modern FH and let them lead the takeback with the elbow
    show them all the firepower they possess inside
    give them a sense of clutch to make it easier
    and remind us how outdated Stan Smith was

    I decided long ago, never to walk around with bad footwork
    If I fail, if I succeed
    At least I'll live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me
    They can't take away my versatilty
    Because the greatest love of all
    is patting the dog
    I found the greatest love of all
    Inside of me
    The greatest love of all
    Is easy to achieve
    Learning to pat the dog
    It is the greatest love of all
     
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  8. pushing_wins

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    timing of the pronation on the backswing should coincide with the left arm stretching across.
     
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  9. Lack

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    It all depends on your playing style and what grip you are using.
     
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  10. Ash_Smith

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    The answer is yes and no to all.
     
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  11. Fedinkum

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    Children are never the future, they all turn into adults in the future. :D
     
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  12. dominikk1985

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    I'm surprised that 3 people picked the below center contact. I thought most here believe that the high speed videos that show that kind of contact are shanks.

    almost everyone believes that you hit across the ball and straight arm and double bend are about even to date.
     
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  13. gmatheis

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    As effective as Nadal's and Delpotro's forehands are I don't think I'd advise anyone to emulate either one of them.
     
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  14. Baxter

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    How many were in the box, sir?
     
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