The third and final step of the windshield wiper forehand progressions is to move back to the baseline and try and hit using the entire motion. In the previous two videos the motion was abbreviated. Hopefully, by now you are comfortable with that motion so it’s time to try the whole thing.
At 35 seconds into the video I demo a few windshield wiper forehands. I’m not trying to hit as hard as I can. I’m still trying to work the technique.
At 1:10 in the video I discuss why the windshield wiper forehand is a versatile shot. You can hit a very consistent ball with this technique — one with a lot of topspin — so it’s a good rally ball. You can also hit hard — go after the ball — because that extra topspin allows you to aim a little bit higher over the net than you otherwise would and still be confident that the ball will drop in.