When you hit the tennis ball on your dominant side (your right-hand side if you are right-handed), you are hitting a forehand. The forehand is often the shot that every tennis player develops first, but this also means that players often develop bad habits early on their forehand side. This section of contains videos that teach you the fundamental techniques that every pro uses to hit a forehand. We teach the forehand by breaking the shot down into easy-to-follow steps, using videos and pictures of the top pros on tour to illustrate what we’re talking about. We then move on to progressions, which are essentially a series of drills you can do to build yourself a fundamentally sound forehand. If you can master the fundamentals of the shot, you will be in position to turn your forehand into a major weapon. The “windshield-wiper” and “advanced” forehand sections will help you do this.
In this section, we focus on the fundamentals of the forehand — the things that every single pro tennis player does every time they hit the shot. If you master the fundamental steps that we lay out in these videos you will be well on your way to possessing a powerful, consistent forehand.
The progressions videos present a series of steps you can follow to build your forehand from scratch. In the Forehand Fundamentals section we showed you what every top player does the same when they hit the shot. However, simply knowing what the pros do doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to hit the shot.
The windshield wiper forehand is a shot you’ll see most pros using nowadays. This is a must-learn shot for intermediate players looking to take their forehands — and their games — to the next level. The windshield wiper allows you to hit with both power and spin, making it a consistent yet powerful weapon.
This section focuses on some of the more advanced techniques that pro tennis players use when hitting their forehands. We go into detail about the various elements of the forehand — really focus on the minutia — to help you better understand what’s going on over the course of the motion.