Welcome to the Windshield Wiper Forehand Progressions section of the website. In this section we’re going to teach you how to hit the shot by modifying how you swing up and hit the tennis ball. We’re assuming you’ve watched the Forehand Progressions videos and can excute that shot properly. We’re going to tweak that motion — specifically, how you swing forward and follow through — so that you hit a windshield wiper forehand instead of a “classic” or traditional forehand. The rest of the mechanics remain the same.
The Windshield Wiper Forehand puts extra topspin on the tennis ball. That will make you more consistent. It will allow you to hit higher over the net — get more margin for error — and still have the ball drop safely into the court. Also, it permits you to hit harder. That extra spin lets you take bigger cuts at the ball.