How to Hit a Forehand in Tennis
your forehand ground strokes not making it over the net? Try these steps
to improve not only your skills, but your enjoyment of the game.
- Position yourself just inside the court's baseline and near the centre
- Keep your feet at the width of your shoulders.
- Hold the racquet at about waist level directly in front of you.
- Bend your knees slightly. You should be able to feel some strain on
the quadriceps muscles in your thighs.
- As the ball is hit toward you, turn your shoulders to the right (or
left, if you're left-handed). Lower the racquet head toward the playing
- Pivot on your right (or left) foot. With your other foot, step forward
and across your body and plant this foot pointed at a 45-degree angle
toward the right (or left) net post. At the same time, swing the racquet
backward while pulling it up from the ground.
- Stop the backswing when the head of the racquet is slightly below waist
level and your arm is extended and relaxed. The racquet, and your arm,
should be p