View Single Post
Old 02-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
Fusker's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 175

Originally Posted by psv255 View Post
Not bad at all for 2 years!
You are correct, you need to get that contact pt a bit more in front.

Please see this vid:

In general, with a more extreme fh grip like yours, a windshield-wiper finish might serve you better than over-the shoulder (which I assume is a by-product your classic fh).

Also, it's hard to see from this angle, but your elbow might be a little too close to your body in the fwd swing.
Thanks for the feedback!

It's the first time I've seen my forehand on video so some of my technique is surprising to me. But last year my lesson instructor had me work on finishing higher over the shoulder. I think that I was probably finishing really low (around the hip) and had a tendency to dump the ball into the net. There's probably a happy medium because I think my best shots (ex. At 0:37 and 0:40 of video #1) had me hitting he ball in front and finishing just to the side of the shoulder. Those balls were pretty heavy if I recall.

It's a semi-western grip for what it's worth.
Fusker is offline   Reply With Quote