Footwork on forehand and 2h backhand?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by gnatylliw, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. gnatylliw

    gnatylliw New User

    Jul 9, 2006
    Well my instructor started to now focus on my extremely lazy footwork and told me how to set up my feet for a forehand:
    (i'm right handed)
    so i'm supposed to step forward with my right foot (bend it) and put most of the weight on it, so that my left foot is straighter and less weight on it

    well i forgot to ask him how to set up my feet for a backhand, so if i'm right handed do i do the exact opposite and step forward with my left food and put most weight on it? I youtubed it, and actually didn't see this, most of the videos i saw stepped forward with the right foot so i'm kinda confused.

    Thanks for any info u guys can offer.
  2. burosky

    burosky Professional

    Nov 9, 2006
    It is better to go back to your instructor to ask for clarifications. Any advise here might have a conflict with what your instructor is trying to do.
  3. In D Zone

    In D Zone Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2006

    I can only speak on the forehand based on your description above.

    What your instructor is teaching you is called 'The Open Stance Forehand'.
    Here the link....

    I am assuming your instructor wanted to teach you open stance backhand as well. You might want to confirm with your instructor.

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