Open stance fh and thbh : i can not hit flat

#1
I am about 3.5 level. I usually play on clay.
I have a western grip fh and left hand sw grip fh right hand eastern bh grip thbh.
I can hit natural decent open stance high spinny loopy groundstrokes from both sides.
But i have difficoulties to hit flat fast balls from open stance from both sides.(only frm closed stance can i hit flat)
I feel the flat fh from open stance would be a ,,must have" shot.

I thank for any tipps
Toth
 

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#2
Flat open 1hbh shot requires more strength because you lose forward momentum of stepping into the shot and some body rotation. You also do not drop the racquet down as much, so you have to account for that as well.
 
#4
Sorry, saw that as 1hbh, and I assume you mean 2hbh.
The fh is more important i think.
Is it unbequem for the wrist with the western grip to hit flat- i suppose with opener racket face as usual?
Is it a big difference for the wrist and for the racket face (how close is), hit topspin or hit flat?
 
#5
I am about 3.5 level. I usually play on clay.
I have a western grip fh and left hand sw grip fh right hand eastern bh grip thbh.
I can hit natural decent open stance high spinny loopy groundstrokes from both sides.
But i have difficoulties to hit flat fast balls from open stance from both sides.(only frm closed stance can i hit flat)
I feel the flat fh from open stance would be a ,,must have" shot.

I thank for any tipps
Toth
It will be hard to pin point the exact problem without a video.

When getting into position for a groundstroke (regardless fh or bh) maintain a high take-back and swing through the ball without dropping the racket, think high-to-high as opposed to low-to-high swing. The key is to stay relaxed and try not to arm the ball.

Remember wrist is something that happens at the very end of the stroke and I would avoid focusing/using wrist until you have developed solid groundstrokes with decent control, pace, and depth. Just something to keep in mind.
 
#7
try this - swing your right shoulder hard left towards the left shoulder... this action will cause the racket to move fast forward, not upward.
 
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