Latest Tennis Tip from Des – Open Stance Forehand

Federer's Shoulder Turn

   

 

                                                                             

Agassi's Forehand Preparation - the 'Timing Point'

Isner's open stance - for the wide ball

 Use the open stance for wide forehands – it facilitates early recovery

Load with the right side by pushing down with the right knee – just prior to contact  

 

Strings facing backwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The Sharapova take-back

 Point the hitting  (face) strings backwards on take-back

Keep the wrist cocked (laid) back through the contact point

Nadal's forehand prior to contact

Swing should be one motion – smooth, fast and relaxed

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

                                            Use ‘L’ shape with right elbow on inside to contact

'Fed' - the L shape on contact

 

Full extension from 'Rafa'

  Extend fully after contact             

 

                                                                               

Federer's high finish for depth

Baghdadis In Cincy

Sharapova's follow through

                                                                                                                               Use the ‘windshield wiper’ motion on follow through – finish with the left elbow high and with the wrist on the inside 

Gonzalez's relaxed finish

On the forehand put-away – swing aggressively and finish below the left shoulder with a fast, relaxed flourish

Nadal's Reverse Forehand

                    Follow through is on same side of body 

The Gulbis Forehand Finish

 

 

                                             

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