Shoulder Rotation On Forehand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by polea, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. polea

    polea New User

    Jun 6, 2005
    i got a question about rotating the shoulders in a forehand.
    when the forward swing is starting, do you got to guide the arm/racket to the contact point rotating your shoulders? i mean not make the shoulder rotation a consequence of move your arm forward.
    it´s better to help this rotation getting the left arm fast to the left side of your body?
    i was making the shot since i started to play (3 months) mostly with my arm and now i´m trying to make the stroke with the shoulder rotation.
    thanks for any tips!!!!!

    (and sorry for my!)
  2. Kana Himezaki

    Kana Himezaki Semi-Pro

    May 18, 2005
    Yes, I do generally get the racquet to around contact point with shoulder rotation.

    Rotating your shoulders back should take your racquet back at the same time. You'll want to get your racquet back into an ideal hitting position, rotate into the shot and push out through the ball while rotating. Your hitting hand and arm shouldn't be trying to help the rotation much.

    And yes, moving the nondominant hand does help rotation.
  3. polea

    polea New User

    Jun 6, 2005
    thanks for your reply!!!

    at what point do you think the shoulder turn has to let the arm do it´s stuff?
    i mean strike the ball and go to the followthrough.
    i think at this point the arm acellerates really fast.

    this shoulder (and all upper body) rotation is allowed by an open stance.
    for me is easy to hit in this way charging the weight on my right foot and then pushing up to transfer to my left foot. in that moment i´m able to do the rotation.

    what do you think?

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