Five ways to improve your forehand
In our latest "tennis tips" segment Join Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki and learn how to hit a forehand with Developmental Tennis Manager Scott Draper.
For tennis players, a good forehand is crucial – being one of the most commonly-hit strokes in the game, it needs to be dependable, and also have the ability to finish off points.
Today in our “tennis tips” series, we take a look at how you can get the most out of your forehand, and turn it into a major weapon.
Tennis Australia’s developmental tennis manager Scott Draper takes you through the most important steps, including:
1. Using a semi-western or eastern grip
2. Turning your shoulders fully so they are facing down the court
3. Using a circular swing, coming under the ball to generate topspin
4. Focusing your eyes and head on the ball all the way through impact
5. Completing the stroke with a nice full follow-through
And for further reference, you can take a look at how former world No.1’s Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki approach their forehands, to see how the pros do it.