Now that you’ve mastered the forehand fundamentals, it’s time to take your shot to the next level.

Catching Your Racket during the Follow Through
Should you catch your tennis racket with your non-hitting hand when following through on the forehand? It depends on the type of forehand you’re hitting, and on your own personal style.

Creating Topspin on Your Forehand
This video explains how spin — particularly topspin — is created when you hit. As we’ll see, the direction your strings move across the ball at contact is what affects the amount and type of spin on the ball. The angle of your racket face is much less important.

Forehand Hitting-Arm Positions
The position your arm and racket are in when you hit the ball — your hitting-arm position — is critically important. You need to establish this position prior to contact and maintain it into your follow through.

How to Hit a Running Forehand
Hitting a running forehand requires that you alter your swing path and follow through. Because you are not able to set your feet, your body won’t be in position to facilitate normal forehand mechanics.

How to Get Your Non-Hitting Arm out of the Way
When you swing, your other arm has to get out of the way. You have some flexibility in terms of how you do this, but if you’re having difficulty the best thing to do is to focus on your shoulder turn.

How to Hit High Forehands
High balls can be tricky. Your technique really shouldn’t change all that much. The key is to swing on a higher plane than normal.

Intricacies of the Forehand Backswing
There are a number of ways you can take your racket back and you have a lot of freedom in terms of what you can do. The backswing has a number of purposes, but the most important one is to let you get to the correct hitting-arm position.

Stances You can use to Hit a Forehand
There are a number of different ways you can position your feet, different stances you can use, when you go to hit a forehand. This video explains the three different stances: The open stance, the neutral stance, and the closed stance.

Your Wrist during the Forward Swing to Contact
You should not snap your wrist at contact when hitting a forehand. Rather, your wrist position is established well before contact and holds steady until after contact.

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