The windshield wiper forehand is an important shot to learn once you’ve mastered the fundamentals of the forehand. It’s a “must have” shot if you want to advance past intermediate levels of play. The windshield wiper allows you to hit both with power and spin. Thus, this type of forehand allows you to be aggressive — it lets you pressure your opponent — while still being consistent.
This video answers the question: what exactly is a windshield wiper forehand and how do I hit it?
The windshield wiper forehand progressions is a series we put together to help you learn how to hit the shot. It’s built off of the lessons in the forehand fundamentals and progressions sections of the website, so if you haven’t watched those videos yet make sure to check them out!
|Swing and Follow Through
The first step of the windshield wiper forehand progressions is to learn how to swing up to the ball correctly.
The second step of the progressions is to move back into no-man’s land and practice to motion while swinging a little bit harder.
|The Full WW Motion
The third step of the progressions is to hit from the baseline using an entire windshield wiper motion.