full extention on double bend forehand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by tennisplayer85, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. tennisplayer85

    tennisplayer85 New User

    Jun 21, 2009
    hey guys, quick question! i have a double bend forehand and i was wondering that when i swing, should i start with the bend then swing more outwards? like in a sense as i swing more outwards do i extend my arm? or would that just make it a straight-arm forehand? thanks so much guys!
  2. ms87

    ms87 Rookie

    May 21, 2009
    dont extend your arm, it will ruin the structure of the hitting arm
  3. papa

    papa Hall of Fame

    Jul 13, 2004
    You know there are many excellent post regarding this whole process - I'd recommend BB's but others have made significant contributions as well.

    Trying to play a straight forehand is, in my opinion, more difficult. If you can do it, fine but most are very inconsistent with this shot. Keeping the double bend and letting the elbow ride the rib cage to the front seems to be the best. Elbow doesn't have to be tucked in to that extent but it should be in. If you need more depth, extend a little.
  4. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

    Mar 31, 2008
    Using the double bend with the MTM approach to a Fh, you keep the bend and actually increase it right before contact as you accelerate "up and across" at the contact, from an open stance optimally. This change of direction creates a centrifugal force that gives the needed extension to the racket face.

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