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morten 06-17-2012 01:11 PM

Trunk rotation and the forehand...
 
i play fairly old school, but for the more open stance forehand, is it important to rotate not only the shoulders but also the trunk..? that may be the reason my forehands let me down again and again.. help me out guys.. :)

limitup 06-17-2012 01:45 PM

Yes of course. You should rotate from the hips and the shoulders will follow. Not sure what else to say other than to go and watch some slow motion videos on youtube or something of the pros, or any of the tennis sites with videos like fuzzy yellow balls, lock and roll etc.

Limpinhitter 06-17-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by morten (Post 6639756)
i play fairly old school, but for the more open stance forehand, is it important to rotate not only the shoulders but also the trunk..? that may be the reason my forehands let me down again and again.. help me out guys.. :)

Hips and shoulders, back and forth. Hips lead, shoulders follow.

dominikk1985 06-17-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by morten (Post 6639756)
i play fairly old school, but for the more open stance forehand, is it important to rotate not only the shoulders but also the trunk..? that may be the reason my forehands let me down again and again.. help me out guys.. :)

well the shoulders are connected to the trunk so...

you really should not try to think shoulder rotation. this will lead to an upper body dominant swing. focus on driving the hips/trunk around while even keeping the shoulders a little bit closes initially.

then the shoulders will follow. you don't teach shoulder rotation this is in tennis like in baseball. the shoulders do eventually rotate (well actually the spine is rotating-the shoulders can't rotate they are just attached to the spine).


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