Thread: Forehand Woes
View Single Post
Old 08-26-2013, 08:47 AM   #7
Wilander Fan
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,529

Originally Posted by PhrygianDominant View Post
So my forehand used to be good...

Like most things with a learning curve, it's all relative. I used to have a forehand and nothing else. Now my forehand falls apart in matches. I can hit a great forehand in warm up, but I back off in match rallies and get tight. Then the errors start flowing, and it's a long way back.

I can't tell if my opponents have gotten better, or my other strokes have gotten better and I just now notice the huge flaws in my forehand technique. For the record, they are all the same opponents, but we are all improving slowly.

Before someone recommends the wall, I hit the ball fantastic against the wall, and do it often. I am not sure how to recreate the pace and spin of a real opponent in a wall drill.

To make things more complicated, I have been switching racquets a lot lately. This troubles my forehand a lot, my serve a bit, and my twohanded backhand not at all.

I believe it's mental, but how do you fix this? I have a training hour with my pro today, and I will ask him to probe my weaknesses, and also my footwork on that side.
Yeah its probably footwork. Mini-tennis before hitting helps alot. Also, if your legs are tired because you ran the day before, you will lost a half step and get lazy. You should spend time drilling the footwork like moving up to get a short ball and then running back to get a deep ball. Its boring and exhausting but worth it.
Wilander Fan is offline   Reply With Quote