forehand

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. P

    Thiem forehand swing motion???

    Is it just me or did he change it a bit??? Before: After:
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. HetTheGreaterer

    Just in case anyone forgot

    This shot will be in full flow for upcoming weeks
  17. HetTheGreaterer

    Rafael Nadal :- The Nuclear Forehand Encyclopaedia

    So, we already know that @Yoeri Tennis II makes the best compilation of Federer's incredible Forehand Encyclopaedias. Today, I've came across this video and can't imagine a better title than this for the thread. Enjoy one of the most devastating killer shots in tennis, from every position, be...
  18. muph

    Please help me with my forehand, friends

    Back in the early 90s I was taught a very rigid SW/W double-bend forehand with a stiff wrist/arm. Didn't play at all for like 15 years then 3 years ago I saw a video of a Fed forehand and decided on spot I was gonna learn how to play this Eastern grip modern ATP straight-arm forehand. It was...
  19. A

    Inside/outside groundstrokes

    In 2019 I read an article which distinguished between inside and outside groundstrokes, inside being those where the ball does not cross your body before contact, and outside being those where the ball does. It mentioned that it is easier to hit a higher quality ball on inside groundstrokes...
  20. pico

    Index finger on forehand

    I know there have been posts on this before but would like to ask about it again. I play with an extreme Eastern forehand and recently found that when I spread the index finger from the other fingers, my control and consistency improve compared to when I hold the fingers closer together. The...
  21. E

    Neutral stance forehand on fast balls?

    On slow balls or on approach shots, I find that using the neutral stance allows me to get to the ball and hit it much easier, however, on fast balls or high balls, I find that the neutral stance is very inefficient, should I switch over to the open stance on these shots or is there something...
  22. pico

    What forehand grip is this?

    Hi all. What forehand grip is this? I have been using this lately for my forehands. I get a very loopy shot. If I stick with this grip, how can I get more drive/power? Thanks. https://ibb.co/2ZYHmTj https://ibb.co/VQyhfPq
  23. pico

    Overhitting forehands...

    I recently have been overhitting my forehands. I have made a new changes mostly with better preparation. I use a semiwestern grip. I know I get good spin on my shots cos I feel and see it. However, I still overhit a lot of my forehands. I have a very fast swing. Any tips or suggestions?
  24. F

    How does Fognini gets so much Spin on his FH?

    He seems to be constantly over 50rps on average. There are not many players in that range. But it never looks like he is going for heavy spin. Also he seems to hit much flatter than Rafa or Thiem. Shouldnt it be difficult to deal with? Flat power with crazy spin...
  25. pico

    Forehand loop

    I was watching Ferrer's forehand yesterday and I was liking his takeback which doesn't seem to have much of a loop compared to other players. I used to have something like this but was advised to have more of a loop. So I am a little bit confused on this subject and would love your insight. Thanks.
  26. F

    Whip/Snap/Release FH

    I dont get that whip/snap/release in the foreward swing. I get lag and everything but its just not releasing/snapping foreward... What can be wrong? I also cant do it in shadow swings... @Pete Player @SinjinCooper
  27. M

    Stop pronating on forehand, it's all about ISR and Elbow Flexion!

    Hi there, The title is controversial, I know, but there you go; prove me wrong if you don't agree with me! After watching a lot of videos on Youtube and putting a lot of hours and efforts into fine tuning my forehand on the tennis court, I came to the conclusion that pros do little or almost...
  28. F

    FH raquet head tilt prep

    Today I tried something I saw some pros doing. Tilting the raquet head by some degrees inside towards the body. This seems to help feeling the weight of the raquet head, helps relaxing. Could really whip the ball that way. Are you guys doing this to? Some pics of what I am talking about...
  29. F

    Forehand wrist hinge

    Should the wrist in the forehand work like a hinge? If you initiate the forward swing the wrist lays back (maybe down a bit) and while driving forward the wrist acts like a hinge, "snapping/releasing" forward? To make things clear, I am not talking about a active "snap". Its a passiv thing...
  30. HetTheGreaterer

    Just discuss and enlighten me about this...

    How's federer's form looking at the moment? He just played first match for new season, and won something like 6-1 6-1.. I couldn't watch match or highlights, so wanna discuss with fellow members of TTW, how's he doing?? Especially off the ForeHand Wing...????? @KINGROGER @BeatlesFan @True...
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