The forehand is the most natural stroke in tennis. Watch our video to learn tips on how to improve yours.
It's almost as if your arm has no option but to hit the ball forward. For most tennis players it's their strongest shot, but that doesn't mean to say that everyone knows how to execute it correctly. We're going to analyse the stroke for you, how to grip the racket and get your set-up right so you can turn your forehand into a lethal weapon.
1. Foot position when striking the ball: the different stances when hitting a forehand
2. Forehand grip
3. Set-up and transfer of body weight
4. Point of contact, execution and follow through
Cracking a forehand winner! There isn't a tennis player out there who doesn't dream of doing just that and raising their arms in triumph.
First and foremost, you need to work on your basic forehand technique. If you don't have that, then you won't have any fun with your strokes.
Damien Caby, our partner coach, and Nicolas Escudé, our technical partner, have made a video in which they give you their tips for improving your game, correcting your mistakes and identifying your weak points so you can improve your forehand.
Nicolas Escudé: “The forehand is easy to learn but very difficult to work on and change.”
You now know everything you need to know to improve your forehand and make it a strong point in your game.
Next step: working on your backhand or checking out our four-week training programme.