1. E

    Advanced level (3.5+) - avoid playing step-in neutral stance forehands?

    I normally hit with an open stance forehand and play at an NTRP 3.5 level. I generally avoid hitting neutral/closed stance forehand. The only time I do is as an approach shot, using the front-to-front hop. Today, my wife (NTRP 3.0) asked me to help her work on her forehand. She uses almost...
  2. Dakota C

    Forehand Feedback

    Hey guys, On the never-ending quest to hone in on good forehand technique as someone who started tennis as an adult. Would appreciate constructive criticism.
  3. J

    Rate my forehand? Been working on it with a ball machine. Ready for matchplay? I don't know what NTRP level I'd be. Recently picked up tennis again after a long time away and working on my groundstrokes with a ball machine. Any thoughts/tips on forehand and what NTRP level this would be at?
  4. D

    Nadal and lefthandedness

    We all know that Rafa is not actually a lefty but instead has a dominant right hand, it was just that uncle Toni taught him to play with the left hand. However, reading about forcing people to change hands when writing, I came across info saying that it actually has a very low success rate for...
  5. F

    Forehand over the head backswing

    What do you think are the benefits of that kind of "over the head" backswing on the forehand? The racket face goes over the head and strings point almost to the sky. Gonzo did it: Osaka is doing it (but going directly into the fully laid back wrist position): Djokovic does it in a milder...
  6. B

    Forehand help!

    My forehand is by far the worst part of my game. It is very inconsistent. Usually my symptom is the ball going way too far out, but sometimes I hit it into the net as well. Below is a video of my forehand in action as I hit against a wall. I know there are many things I'm doing wrong; but what...
  7. Krulik

    Struggling with finding proper grip, gap between handle and palm HELP!

    Have only been playing tennis a couple of years and inconsistently at best. I've always had trouble with my forehand grip, switching from eastern to western to somewhere in-between. I've looked at all the grip guide videos on YouTube and the concept makes sense to me, placing the base of the...
  8. I

    A question about forehand swing

    Hello, I have a question about my forehand swing. Besides the general feedback I could use, I am concerned about the way my racket head lifts before I start swinging the racket forward. I think my technique is closer to the so called “next-gen” with a slappy motion, however I notice besides...
  9. LoveTheGreatOne

    Rank top5 players from current tour in terms of......... much can they tolerate Nadal's forehand topspin to the backhand, and actually neutralize or attack it.
  10. F

    Forget about lag and snap: 10min to delpos forehand

    What do you guys think about his main points: loop higher takeback For a bigger forehand. He also said that fed had a bigger forehand with the bigger takeback earlier in his career. But then there is someone like James Blake who had a big forehand without a loop at all:
  11. A

    Is it a racquet problem?

    Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this belongs here or if this belongs to Tennis Tips/Instruction category, but I guess here is a better place. I started playing tennis a few years ago (3 calendar years but likely around 2.5 years with lockdowns and summer holidays). I find tennis interesting and I...
  12. Z

    An analysis of Forehand greatness After my Musetti post, I sat down yesterday and quickly threw out what a forehand needs, and what it doesn't. Greatness requires gravity and minimal wrist movement to allow SW maximization. Discuss
  13. M

    Forehand Critique (Video)

    Got some critique back in September of last year. Have been working on the forehand a bit more - trying to incorporate more of the off hand on the swing as well as additional shoulder rotation. My current problem right now is that a lot of these balls seem to being going 3-5 feet long despite...
  14. Shubham Gupta

    Requesting inputs / analysis on my tennis forehand.

    Tennis gurus, need your help and suggestions. I recently shot my tennis knocking session @ Need your inputs : (1) I have never been coached and I just picked up using YouTube videos. Please comment on my technique and what / how I can improve them. I have been playing for 2 years now...
  15. pico

    Non-dominant hand on forehand unit turn

    I have a question. I am right-handed (though this applies in general). When I do my unit turn on the forehand to prep, I observed that my left hand does hold the throat of my racquet on the turn but as it separates from the racquet, it maintains a bend at the elbow. Does it have to be more...
  16. Krish0608

    Analyzing tennis players' Forehands

    An interesting analysis of the best Forehands on tour and Novak's forehand as well :p For all other players: Discussion around contact point/precision/spin/wrist work For Djokovic's forehand: "He has got great movement!" :-D:-D:-D:-D All kidding aside, a nice analysis of the best forehands on...
  17. D

    Planning on coming back to tennis

    I'm planning on coming back to tennis, it's been almost 6 years without regular training and I want to come back hard in 2021. I'm planning to play next thrusday against someone strong even if I get destroyed, just to play tennis again. I'm planning to hit the ball as hard as I can as long as...
  18. Martves613

    Is my racquet angle too open?

    Hello everyone, COVID is on strike here in Czech Republic so we have full state lockdown for almost 2 moths already. And as it seems, it won´t get better till next month or so. Every non-pro sport activities are banned right now (tennis included), facilities for indoor tennis are closed due to...
  19. E

    Forehand improvement suggestion

    I've been trying to improve my forehand (and get some power in my shots) but I'm having a very hard time. I would appreciate any tips/suggestions what I'm doing wrong and how to add more power. I'm using Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020 (1/4 grip) with NXT strings at 55lbs.
  20. A

    My game sucks and I have no power, no spin, and lack consistency.

    I am a high school sophomore and have been playing for about 5 years now. I used to take group classes, and even a few private lessons, but have played primarily for school or with other people for the past 2 years. I played a lot of USTA last year and won a lot (I play in the Chicago area, it's...
  21. lordsmee

    Forehand "Stiffness"? Critique my form

    Hey guys, getting back into tennis after a few years. Since I've been away, I've done calisthenics - which has hampered my fluidity/looseness. Hitting partner said my forehand seemed a bit stiff. Like I was "turning, but moving only my arm". What do you guys think/any tips on bettering my FH...
  22. F

    Lost My forehand and unsure what to do.

    Ive had issues with my forehand for a little under a year now, and its starting to really get to me and make me very frustrated/ embarrassed to play. Ive been playing for about 6-7 years now, my forehand used to be my killer shot I would find myself constantly avoiding backhands, but now within...
  23. The Vitamin L

    wide angle tennis

    For those that like long uncut rally videos. It has been 6 months since my last upload. I got really out of shape and am now slowly crawling back to normal, tennis is really fun after 3+ months of no exercise haha. Got a new phone and trying out the wide angle. I'm pretty happy to finally get...
  24. D

    Forehand advice

    Hi all. Been getting back on the court recently, my forehand is super inconsistent at the moment. A lot of the time I am sailing them long on relatively routine easy shots. I think a big problem of mine might be being late on my forehand but I have attached a video of some forehands. Was only...
  25. P

    Thiem forehand swing motion???

    Is it just me or did he change it a bit??? Before: After:
  26. C

    The Scapula in Tennis Strokes

    The scapula and rib cage form a joint, called the scapulothoracic joint. But this joint does not have a bony connection to the rib cage. The scapula moves around on the rib cage. The scapula repositions the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) which is located on the scapula. The scapula is...
  27. FREDerer_NadAUGUSTO

    Doubt about correct techinique

    Hi, Guys! How are you doing? Well, I was practicing shadow forehand swings (semi western), reflecting about the stroke, and thought about applying the "transfer of momentum" concept of serve on my forehand. The thing is, as I keep my arms loose as spaghetti, my right arm, instead of staying...
  28. WilPro

    The better backhand than forehand fallacy

    Seen many amateurs claiming their backhand is better than their forehand. When it is true it is always because their forehand is crappy. The bad thing is the players suffering from a crappy forehand, are proud as if it was a good thing. Looked for threads over this forum and seen many claims...
  29. Bender

    ATP forehands and what it means for their respective games

    The purpose of this thread is to loosely categorise various types of forehands you see on the ATP tour, and what I think it means for their respective games. This is also an opportunity to correct popular misconceptions, where applicable. For now, I will be categorising the forehands in the...
  30. HetTheGreaterer

    Just in case anyone forgot

    This shot will be in full flow for upcoming weeks