1. Rovesciarete

    ATP’s best clay backhand in 2024 among the (ex) Top10?

    Quite an obvious one, if you want you can add other candidates! Here we have a graph of the most recent - and slowest - clay 1000 tournaments:
  2. Rovesciarete

    Spin and Speed - Forehands of the current ATP

    Just found a neat graphic of Tennis Insights which places most of the top players of 2023 in relation to the tour. Keep in mind the sample bias, more so for guys blasting away with little margin. The relative positions of the elite is usually much better supported. If they read the data at the...
  3. R

    Tennisspin's breakthrough on his FH

    So I like this coach's energy and enthusiasm especially since they're hitting on a wall. However, I 'm not sure I follow his ideas on weight transfer/kinetic chain. Is he recommending keeping your hitting leg loaded 90% and keeping the weight there? I understand he's talking about a neutral...
  4. J

    Help with forehand

    Hi All - Long time reader of this forum. This community has helped me improve my tennis a lot over the last couple of months. I have finally gotten to a point where I'd thought that it would be great to upload some videos of my (as of late) struggling forehand, mainly having some issues with...
  5. Rovesciarete

    Hunting down Forehands: What does it tell us?

    Can Lorenzo Sonego Hunt Down Enough Forehands? by Jeff Sackmann tackles this new stat presented during the 2024 Australian Open by looking at the Italian. So unsurprisingly most players try to follow up the serve with their stronger stroke which is almost always the forehand. What is the...
  6. J

    Forehand similarities between Djokovic and prime Fed

    I was watching some clips of Federer at the 2004 us open and noticed his forehand looked similar to Djokovic’s. Obviously the grips are different for each as Novak uses a strong semi-western and Fed an eastern/strong eastern, but their backswings were pretty similar once you account for the grip...
  7. S

    Angle at contact point (Forehand)

    I've been playing tennis for quite sometime now (10+ years as a junior, and been consistently playing for the past 3 years now at 28 yo). And I just discovered the following: At almost 100% of my forehand shots, I hit the ball in a contact point where my hand is tilted like this, creating an...
  8. H

    Forehand yips

    I’m an intermediate player (roughly 4.0 US I think - in the UK though so guessing) and play roughly a singles match, 2 practice hits and 1 lesson per week and have been steadily improving and climbing my local singles league since I resumed the game a few years ago after a long absence...
  9. P

    Review my forehand (video)

    Please review my forehand! My level: I'm a UTR 5.8 (around 4.0 NTRP). My goal: Generate more spin consistently on my groundstrokes. My analysis: Some things I notice on my forehand... Contact tends to be late. I seem to take back my racket further right before swinging forward so maybe that's...
  10. E

    Forehand approach backswing

    I was working on forehand approach shots with a coach at the Nadal Centre last week. Since I have a pretty big backswing on my forehand, the coach suggested two possible techniques. Either 1) Start the backswing early while moving toward the ball or 2) Use a shorter backswing, similar to what...
  11. P

    The Yonex Vcore Pro 97D, after 12 months, switching

    strung weight, 345g, swing weight 327, leather grip, 5pt HL, 2 gram led tape at 10 and 2. VS touch Natural gut on the mains 55lbs, Poly rev tour on the crosses 50lbs. I absolutely love this frame as a single backhander, this was one of the best rackets to swing through the ball for a...
  12. tennis doggo


    My friend is looking for help with his forehand I think it looks great and the technique is proper Any tips and suggestions to improve/change? We would appreciate greatly Tennis Doggo
  13. T

    Forehand grip change for a 9 year old?

    My kid hits with an extreme semi western grip, where his knuckle is on #4 bevel but closer to the bottom bevel ( #5 bevel). He generates a ton of racket head speed and the balls still land a feet inside baseline. Some of the coaches he worked with tried to change the grip so the knuckle is...
  14. Zardoz7/12

    Alberto Berasategui's grip?

    What was his forehand grip? He was an unorthodox player if I recall.
  15. G

    Drills and advice on how to get to the ball earlier

    I have a player who is slow when going for the ball. Both FH and BH. When the ball comes and is ready to attack, he just waits too long and never gets in. How should I approach this? Work on explosion? what are your thoughts?
  16. D

    Kids rolling like corkscrew around front leg after FH

    Hi all, I'm having problem to explain papa an son (15) how to stop that corkscrew effect after their FH, both of them can rotate shoulders almost 180 with the stick, no problem. And both of them after FH rotate without any steps forward.-) Without moving any legs they can do couple of shots...
  17. Bram Hendriks

    Any tips how to fix my semi-western forehand?

    Hi guys, Maybe you can help me out. I am struggling with my forehand for way too long now. I use a semi-western grip, as you can see in the video's below (regular speed and 0.25x speed). I tried to change it to a western or eastern grip but that was no success at all, so I hope you can give me...
  18. tennis doggo

    Forehand Help

    NTRP 4.0 player Ever since I torn my left elbow ligaments and came back to tennis, my forehand hasn't felt the same... so I would like to rebuild my forehand from 0. What can I do to improve my forehand?
  19. S

    Tips on improving forehand/one-handed backhand form?

    I’ve been playing tennis for over 6 years but in that span of time, I’ve never been coached so my form looks very strange and awkward. I hate how people would make fun of it so I want to improve and make it look nicer and also become more consistent. I have a video of my forehand and one-hand...
  20. Waltonkidd

    Any tips on my FH??

    Hey just curious if anyone had some tips for my FH. I’m a solid 4.0 player and use the internet for coaching.
  21. C

    Advice on improving forehand (VIDEO)

    I'm trying to learn proper forehand technique and looking for advice. I snapped this video of practicing with a ball machine the other day, alternating between cross court and down the line shots. Of course not a optimal camera angle since you can't see the resulting ball trajectory, but will...
  22. C

    Hitting Through the Court vs Topspin Drive

    Last night on Tennis Channel some of the commentators were mentioning the increasing importance of hitting through the court vs top spin drives. (Thread applies to forehands and backhands.) Solderling comes to mind as a strong example of hitting through the court. Fritz and many other ATP &...
  23. E

    Loose grip on ground strokes - what is the biomechanical science?

    Often times, during warmup, I will attempt to hit a "big" forehand and the ball will sail long. What I noticed is that in that case, I need to consciously relax my grip from around 5 to 2 on a 10 point scale. When I do that, I can hit a very nice "big" forehand that stays in. Even though I am...
  24. 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...
  25. 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.
  26. 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?
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...