Discovered the key to fixing my forehand...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by SuperFly, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. SuperFly

    SuperFly Semi-Pro

    Sep 8, 2009
    I was hitting with a friend and my forehand has a chronic issue with going long a lot. I used to use a short loop takeback but it wasn't helping. I was trying some tweaks when I tried the Soderling forehand which features a straight takeback. I used it and on my very first forehand, I hit a winner right on the left single sideline. I kept with it and not only was a hitting really solid forehands, I felt less tired. I'm a straight-backer for good.

    Anyone had this experience? :)
  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    Sure, a straight takeback is generally more consistent at the expense of some spin and power loss. But you get ready quicker, the prep is simpler, and the swing straightforward.
    Maybe when you get used to hit, employ an oval takeback as opposed to a loopy takeback. Squash the oval more, and you get a straight takeback.

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