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  • Roxana

     why push only on the outside leg and not on both legs?

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    It’s similar to baseball.  Batters load up on and drive off of their outside (back) leg because that lets them swing the bat as fast as possible.  Regarding the physics and biomechanics behind it, well, that’s not my area of expertise.  But you can’t argue with the video — all the pros hit their forehands like I described!

  • Skitennispro

    Do you teach children with the same foundmental stroke or what age do you teach this method. 

  • Toader R

     I can’t choose a membership type to sign up and see the other videos. What can I do?

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    Yes, you want to teach children the fundamentals as well.

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    We will email you more videos in the coming days.  We don’t want to dump a bunch of stuff on you right away (information overload). 

  • DMPT29

    great presentation

  • Guest

     very good coaching technique.

  • phamh

    great video!  i currently have an eastern grip but wanted to experiment with the semi-western grip.  my forehand has been inconsistent as of late with the eastern grip.  is the grip something worth switching up, or should i stick with the eastern grip and focus more on the 5 steps until i get the forehand right?

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton


  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    Hey Pham,

    If you don’t possess all of the 5 Fs then focusing on them will get you more mileage than tweaking your grip.  So I’d make that evaluation and then go from there.


  • Donalddang

    Will, how do you add more pace to the ball? I have the topspin down (Goes high over the net and bounces deep sharply). I need to get more of a “tight” or “condensed” topspin. Please help. Thanks

  • Achappo

    i am 11 and i have a good forehand nut how can i give more power 

  • http://twitter.com/heynicetwit c.

    I am 21 and just started playing tennis. Thank you so much for your videos, Will!

  • Vasiljan2002

    my dad taught me the C technique when I was 8 >.>

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    You’re welcome!

  • http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/ Will Hamilton

    Hi Donald.  Pace starts w/ proper technique.  If you don’t have the 5 Fs then that’s what you need to focus on.  Check the progressions video, which we’ll send you next.

  • Przestrzel

    Very helpful video. I’ve found that i need to improve 5 Fs rather than thinkink about angle of the wrist. Thanks !!!

  • cap

    This is a great instructional video; just when I ask a question to myself while watching, you answered it in the next statement – very detailed oriented – thx! I’m going to have my wife video me so I can see how I compare to the five fundamental steps and then make adjustments as necessary. thx!

  • Bugrayanar

    Hi, i have recently started playing again after two years.. I am trying my best to execute the forehand as you explain here. My coach is pretty happy so far except for the ending where you are suppose to “look at your watch” .. He prefers to finish the racquet head higher next to my ear with a longer straight follow through rather than having that wrist twist at the end.. What do you think?

  • Ovidiu

    Hi…how older can u be tu start learning tennis and still become some tennis player?thx

  • naohiko

    This instruction video is great!

  • GeoffG

    Fantastic video!  I have watched numerous videos on the forehand, and have learned much from all of them, but I really love the five fundamentals approach, and the video breakdown of the pros vs amateurs, executing (or not) these fundamentals!  

  • Jerry

    My pro told me the same thing. He told me that is how the pro’s do it…. it just is not so… I have been told by several teaching pros that once the ball leaves the strings, it does not matter if you catch your racquet at the top or allowing it to flow through as Will has showed us the pros do…  My stroke is now more like the Federer stroke, once I hit the ball the racquet goes where gravity takes it… try not gripping your racquet too tight…. good luck…

  • Dmtenniswood

    Great video!
    I wish I saw it a couple of years ago when I was trying to figure out how to put top spin on a ball.
    Now I see where I need to improve.
    My coach says that at the end racket should be over my left shoulder but I can never do it. My racket makes it to the shoulder level. Is it a big problem? 

  • Dharmaboy

    I am coming from an orthadox flat forehand with a continental grip. I have issues with top spinning. I almost find it harder on my wrist. I find that I am almost shanking the ball on the frame more than actually hitting it flat with the strings. I can pull off a nice shot once in a while but I can’t link the brushing spin motion with the power of the stroke. My balls seems to loop more.

  • Syntellis

    IT IS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Diego roberto

    excellent video. I started to practice all this inside my house just swinging my raquet and when i went to the court to play it was a big difference.thankyou very much!

  • Andy

    Thanks very much. This realy helped me to improve my game

  • Arek

    I believe that wrist twist is just the natural continuation of the move when you hit the ball with the topspin

  • mert

    Tesekkur FYB community,thanks for this great video…
    Now lets improve our forehand

  • caleb kang


  • Iyopags

    This an awesome instructional video. I have learned a lot from this to improve my forehand stokes.  I will let my wife see this video too cause she wanted to learn tennis as well. Thank you so much!!

  • Tyson

    Thank you for execellent lesson. Could you instruction me more for a topspin forehand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shi-JunJie/1025955991 Shi JunJie

    Very helpful lesson. Thank you 

  • Hardeep Singh Hara

    WOW, this is an excellent teaching lesson, i have learned a lot and got to know all my mistakes while playing a forehand. Thank you very much. I am really glad to join your site hope to learn much more from you. Thank you once again.

  • Ryangriffith23

    excellent lesson, i cant wait for the next lesson, thanks.

  • Philip

    First of all I want to thank you for this video. 

    I got one question, why is it not correct to point out with your left arm (if you are right handed) to the net? I learned to point out with your left hand to the ball as the ball is coming.

  • Tmatfin

    very helpful lesson,what is the grip and wrist position

  • Rapoholic

    This video definitely helps me, to improve my forehand skills :) Thanks a lot. Greatings from Poland !

  • Alexei

    Wow, now I know excactly what I’ve been doing wrong this whole time! I’ll get to work… thank you very much!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NJDNPOXXJMOVPH6U7J76ZMMXXA Mimo

    I was playing for 3 years & I didnot make any right forehand.
    This video shows me how to make a right one.
    Thank you so much.

  • Hutchy4122

    Sorry if I’ve missed something, but I am a young (14 years old to be exact), inexperienced player who has been playing at a club for about 6 months now, and I just have one question. How does the technique relate to the quality, control, placement and power of the shot? As I said, I may have missed something but as far as I can see this hasn’t been covered in this video.



  • Blankjoe567

    I play tennis and I have a good topspin forehand.  I have been playing for 14 years.  I have a pretty fast forehand.  But my coach always told me to put my left hand (I am right handed) facing the net.  Why do you say to put that arm to the side?

  • Sinan

    i’m writing now, right after a game that i’m making for practice and fun with my friends everyday, here is my friend’s thoughts of today “wow.. now you’re hitting more balanced and much much better than yesterday. and it’s great to watch a correct body turn and a ball coming with top spin !!”    THANKS  WILL  !!    

  • Adam

    Matt, the components of the forehand discussed in this video, if perfected, will provide greater power and precision for the shot, more consistently, and without increasing your energy expenditure. The shoulder pivot and weight transfers provide greater power by using your upper body and leg muscles, which are significantly stronger than those in your arms. The “C” movement of the racquet head results in a smoother, free-flowing motion which aids in providing consistent accuracy in your shots, and also increases racquet head speed. The follow through gives your upper body a way to slow down without placing a further drain on your muscles, and gives you the ability to move again more quickly.

  • Gerry

    One of the best instructional videos I have seen –  very comprehensive and the split screen comparisons were very useful. I now can’t wait to practice all the fundamentals on court. Thanks very much.

  • Patrik94 Kana

    Very nice vid, thank u very much!

  • Catarina

    Hi Will. Thank you so much for this video. I’ve been playing tennis for a year now and I always felt like my forehand stroke was a little bit awkward. It has been improving throughout this year but I can tell there are still some mistakes… This videos showed me what kind of mistakes I am making… It was such a clever idea to show images of amateurs. Thanks again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VET2APJOAHJA3C5GSHSPIROFSA Joe

    Absolutely awesome! I have coached football and girls softball and taught innumerable courses on various subjects. I have always emphasized the basics in those instances. However, no one has ever gone so basic in trying to improve my tennis game. I have identified problems with two of the five fundamentals of a forehand and I have identified the grip I should be using based upon my style of play. Kudos for a wonderful teaching tool.

  • Csac31

    THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the forehand drive is WHAT GRIP should be used.  If I missed something, it wasn’t mentioned!

  • Songrichard99

    Thank you, I watch this video every day before I play tennis so I get reminded of technique.

  • Sheldon Sibala

    thank you very much. i learn much with video…

  • Archith

    Hey you guys are great.. keep up the good work guys!!

  • Roccopy

    Excellent video.  Very helpful.  I especially love the split screen comparisons between the amateurs and the pros. I can watch pro tourneys for hours and never pick up the subtle differences – esp. as they relate to my level of play.  Brilliant!!  Plus, Will is so encouraging I feel like I can go out and at least look like I’m doing the shot correctly – all this without paying a dime.  What a blessing!

    Thanks, and keep the instructions coming.

  • Ong

    Thanks for the video!! By the way,what is extreme eastern forehand grip?

  • Fikuewumi

    Great knowledge, I wish I saw this 10-years ago, my forehand would have been much better.

  • Fede

    fantastic explanation, very clear and of course very useful. I wish I had found this kind of videos some time ago, I think my forehand could be much better. Thanks.

  • Salek Jakub

    Love this site :)

  • Sean23

    Thanks It Helped me alot!!

  • Sheldon Sibala

    thanks for the video… hope you can sent me similar video for backhand….

  • TiffanyRMadison

    Hi Will! It was nice meeting you last weekend. This video is awesome! I watched the video with my 10yr old son, and we both learned so much. Thanks for sending! Tiffany Madison (Robert’s wife)

  • cody

    thak you.  this helped so much

  • Paul

    Great lesson, solid communication, look forward to a similar email for the the top-spin backhand.

  • JonathanSoufer

    Great Video!!! I just started play tennis and this website will certainly help me a lot.

  • Yosemitehaven

    This is a great video.  Thank you so much.  Do you have one for the backhand also?

  • Herman Lawrence

    Well back to the drawing board after watching the video.  I’ve been teaching my son wrong also.  I’m glad he’s only eight so it’s not too late to make corrections.  Thanks

  • MikeP

    Will, this is a great video. Now when my forehands do not work I can work out why by referring to which of the 5 fundamentals I did not do. This works well when someone feeds balls back to where you are standing. Have you done any videos about how to get to a ball at another part of the court and then be in a position to put these fundamentals into practice. I sure you are aware that many club players have problems with hitting to length and so a lot of balls are dropped short which you have to run forwards to get to. Thanks.

  • Toufik

    I teached tennis for 9 years and I can tell you that you are doing a great job. Thank’s for thes videos!

  • Anonymous

    Excellent video thanks!

  • Pedro Ciccone

    Amazing video, great teaching technique! It is really good the way you teach, thanks and congratulations!

  • goes83

    Nice and Fabulous!! now I know the fundamentals..

  • Erich

    I have a coach here in Germany who told me exactely the same, maybe in a little different way. But he has been the only one to teach me tennis like this and it helped me a lot. Your Video is a perfect summary about the deciding fundamentals. There is only one thing I am missing: What to do with your non-hitting arm after extending it in due course of the preperation and just before hitting the ball. You can watch almost all the pros (like on your vids) moving their non hitting hand on the shoulder level blocking the rotation of the upper body and hence tranferring the energy to the hitting arm, giving it an additional acceleration. Just like throwing a discus. If you watch carefully you can see that the rotation of the upper body in not perfectly continuous. This also really makes sense taking into account a humans bio mechanics.
    Again: Very nice lesson and thank you for that!!

  • Sourabh Sinha

    where is the similar backhand link? Can anyone post it?

  • Tatyana

    Thank you for this great lesson

  • Jrobs

    I’ve always had my non-hitting hand pointing out toward the court as I was swinging thru the ball.  It looks as though you teach having that hand pointing more toward the side of the court as you swing thru……is that correct?

  • Solid_sand

    Wow this is great, i’m going to the court right away.
    Thanks for the time and effort to show us these excellent tecniques.

  • Liping18cn

    that is great tennis video

  • Medicousp

    Hi” For those are right-handed, wich foot is outside foot?Left or Right. Tks.

  • E C Paget

    why is it important to have your non hitting arm extended across your body like that and not pointing in the direction of the on coming ball? i thought you pointed it towards the ball because it helps your placement in terms of spacial awareness. do you extend it like that so your shoulders have completely pivoted? Emma =)

  • Songrichard99

    Physics will benovolate the biology of the racket

  • fanzizhe

    why I cannot see

  • Dannyd

    Great lesson!! Could u do a more detailed lesson on the wiper action on the follow through.. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong, what I’m doing just doesn’t feel right. Also , is there a good way to practice these fundamentals by yourself?

  • michael

    excellent lesson.  Very systematic teaching with great videos and slow motions.  thanks

  • Alvin480

    I love how luciane sticks his pinky out when hitting the ball

    thanks for video great help on forehand

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Horner/1091606067 Chris Horner

    Outside foot in the forehand stance is the same side as your dominant hand. So for right handers, the right foot (the foot which is further away from the net when you turn sideways into the forehand stance)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Horner/1091606067 Chris Horner

    I hit better than Lucienne but not MUCH better, I maybe do 2-3 of the fundamentals right… but this tutorial is great, and I’ll be sure to practice these a lot on court.

  • Batsias

    very interesting video ,thanks

  • Mohamed

    Excellent lesson . I am 15 and I started playing about a year ago . I feel like I do all of these fundamentals but I still have a problem with my forehand, and that is when I hit it, It all goes down the middle, no matter what I do it’s always the same thing . So I’m asking you guys for some advices and techniques that can help me control the direction of my forehand :)
    I’m waiting for your response .

  • Jim

    Great video! I didnt know all these things! Thank you very much! FYB is AWESOME and much much more!

  • Lim cheng poh

    Great stuff!!

  • AsianArnold1

    Thank you for the lesson.  It’s always good to go back to basics.  It’s cool to see the pros actually do these.
    best quote: 13:42-44″
    best segment: 13:56″ – 15:23″

  • Sanjeev

    Very systematic and organised, the way you explain and demonstrate is very sound. I have started playing tennis only a month ago and I am very satisfied with my forehand so far. Have grown up watching John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendal, Sampras, Agassi, Boris Beker… And feel that it really helps a lot by following correct technique.  Five steps you explained, I am going to focus and practice a lot. Really excited and also looking forward to improve my backhand, which is very week…thanks.

  • Vincent

    I’ve taken lessons, sat in on drills and watched many people play, no one ever broke the entire stroke down like you have in this video. I wish i had these fundamentals taught to me from day one. thank you. i have told many people to go to your web sight and get lessons from you. thanks.

  • Will Winningham

    Will, With all due respect, it seems like your analysis of the follow-through is somewhat flawed.  If the true goal of the follow-through was to slow the player’s body and racket, they would remain closed.  This would, of course, limit racket head speed and hasten a “slow-down” of both body and racket.  The follow-through, to my mind, assists to actually increase racket head speed…and it is the natural byproduct of an individual’s swing path.
    Will Winningham

  • Gerald_Ganaway

    Thanks, I can not wait to practice the 5 fundamentals with quality of course.

  • Gdepallensk

    This is great stuff. It´s awesome to see other amateurs and pros do the 5 fundamentals. I´m going to practice tomorrow and I can´t wait to try what you say. 

  • osvaldo

    very good lesson, regards from Chile…

  • Samuel

    Best regards from Brazil!!

  • Anto

    Just fantastic! Greetings from Italy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/probnoblem Andro Dgebuadze

    Thanks for great lesson.
    Greetings from Georgia.

  • pkaddo

    going through your lessons have made me a far better player. Thanks pal.
    Reaching you from Ghana.

  • Jamshid_banakar

    This is just wonderful, thanks for sending it to me. Now i am going to court to practice the 5 Fs.


  • Jamshid_banakar

    Do you have any suggestion that could help me with my one handed backhand?  

  • Manny

    I’m just starting to learn and this video beats any instructor. Amazing Job.. Keep up and good work.

  • Lola

    How about a one-page PDF recap with the fundamentals. Reinforce the video?  Great stuff 

    Steven from HTA – you are teaching the right stuff!

  • Alejo

    You explain this movement very well, thank you so much.  Great Video!!!!!

  • Brian

    Thanks for the video, thats help me alots !

  • Dian Iliev

    Thank you very much! I tried the forehand I was doing before watching this – it goes in the net. The second was alright – that was after watching your video. Thanks again!!! 😀

  • Rgmicroq

    Thanks, great video.
    In the last example of Kevin vs Tommy, you mention that the 2 swings look quite similar, but I saw quite a big difference: Tommy points the racquet butt towards the ball (as does Kevin) but then he pulls it in a straight ine towards the ball before the racquet face swings towards the ball. Kevin starts rotating the racquet face from the backmost point without doing the straight “pull”. Tommy thus has more power because the racquet face swing takes a lot less time and is moving much faster.

    All pros I’ve seen on youtube slow mo videos do this straight pull, and I’m wondering if this shouldn’t be one of the 5 steps (6 steps?) as it’s a key component.

  • Kelley

    Hi Will:
    Do you recommend teaching small kids the beginning phase of the pivot and shoulder turn or do you begin them already sideways with the racquet up?  Also, which grip do you prefer with beginners?

    Awesome video and awesome presentation technique…very easy for the listener to process.  Thanks for all you do!

  • Helio Vasconcellos

    Hi Will, I play tennis since 1970 but I never had some one to teach me how to play. This video with many tips and the resource of slow motion helps a lot….Many thanks….Helio from Brazil…..

  • Raja

    Awesome Video. I love this.  I never see a video like this before for forehand. Very good comparison with pro and non-pro players.
    Keep it up. Thanks alot and appreciate your efforts and time.

  • Tcbgirl@bellsouth.net

    I am just returning to tennis after a lenghty layoff and I wasn’t that good to begin with. I am definitely going to try to concentrate on executing the 5 fundamentals that you laid out for the forehand. It was presented so clearly and purposefully that it makes me feel as though I can do it. That’s the mark of a good teacher.

  • Askin Senel

    That’s great. I am amazed at the quality of your training videos over all, everything in place and very clearly presented. Instructor is great at pointing out important points. Slow motions 0of both himself and pros is very teaching. Very well done. I am grateful. 

  • Novasanga

    Great instructional video.  It was like having a live coach standing beside you.  No clutter or extraneous points.  Thank you again.

  • Oleg

    Look forward to start applying these 5 fundamentals in practice. Thank you for your work – the instructions are clear and will help me to improve my tennis play. I started to practice 2 months ago. I am 39 y.o.
    I live and work in Kyiv, Ukraine.
    I have two kids – boys 7 and 10 y.o., who have also started to get trained in tennis.

  • Kathy

    I’m new to tennis and this instructional video was top notch in aiming me in the right direction!

  • Davidleopike

    I’m 63 years old and just discovered tennis about a year ago.  This video was awesome and very well done.  Step by step with a great deal of repetition is just what I need.  Thanks for making these videos possible. Now, practice, practice, practice.

  • Mike Saylor

    How and where in the heck do you actually sign in at?

  • Jalal

    Excellent video. It’s really helpful to see that although the devil is in the details, one has to master the fundamentals first and for each sigle forehand. I am back to Tennis after a halt of more than 20 years and this tutorial helps me correct mistakes I had while playing. It’s a lot of pleasure to play again with such pieces of advice. Now, topspin hits is my next challenge. Thanks again guys for the great work!

  • Anonymous

    THANKYOU FUZZY! Going to be playing at 11oclock hours time at tournament training session, I hope to play like Serena but as you say get the fundamentals first Great Session understand lots, will fill you in and tell you alll how it goes!

  • Dmlresidente

    Oh my GOD…IT’s fantastic to have this opurtunity…I don’t have much money to pay a tennis scholl, but i love tennis…and I dream will be a professional…because guys like you I still can dream…thanks.

  • JimW

    Good video. Seeing these pros in slow motion is very useful. Nothing was said about producing top spin, although the strokes shown would produce some. But maybe top spin discussion is on another video.

  • minor_key

    I had no idea all the pros hit the ball in the same way. This video was a real revelation for me. Excellent job! One of the best instructional videos I have ever seen on any subject.

  • Tbalony

    Hi Will
    I received my Welcome email.
    I’ve been looking for someone to teach me the modern forehand.
    Finding your Site is great, I’m having one of our club pros work with me from your fantastic videos.
    I will keep you posted in my progress

  • Wolf

    Hi Will,
    thanks so much for this awesome video and the hints and tipps in there – this and the other videos on your side are what I needed!
    Great analysis and teaching – by far better than a lot of teachers on site…  Will bring my notebook + videocam to the court next time 😉

  • Rohantennis

    please make an in depth video on the backhand and serve please! keep up the good work. i am 14 and this has helped improved my imagery and enhance my technique. but i need more help on hitting my backhand with sharper spin but keeping it at a controlled height…? 

  • Loopy

    Ah, interesting.  I can see so much of what I’m not doing!  I will put in to practise what I’ve learnt and visualised where I’m going wrong!

  • Newbie

    im a begginer in playing this sport
    can you give me some tips

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  • Jacques

    I am so glad that I signed up for this. You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work! This is better than $40-$60/hr most folks have to pay these days.

  • Jonny

    Great video, I am a tennis coach in Scotland and have been taught a lot of the small technical stuff like path,angle, speed of the racket (LTA buzzwords) but breaking the forehand down into these 5 fundamentals makes a lot of sense and a lot easy to coach and probably see better results as well. A lot of what you have said will be going into my future lesson plans.

    thanks guys looking foreward to one handed and 2 handed backhands.

  • JR

    Great video……really helps on the court…….

  • Paul Niwano

    Hey Guys. I have just thoroughly enjoyed my first FYB forehand lesson online so thank you very much inded! I could soak up this info all day long and can’t wait to get in out onto the cour and put it into practice………….Just off to look at the next section…

  • wd

    As a chinese , I can not watch the vodeo ,how poor I was

  • spd

    Excellent coaching  . Thanks a lot !

  • XC

    Great review of the fundamentals.  I finally understand why I don’t always get the power or the depth I need.  I have few things to correct.

  • XC

    The two questions I have is when do you start to do the shoulder turn?  Before the ball comes across the net?  When do you start your swing? Before it bounces, as it comes to you?  My timing has been off, and I often hit late and don’t always hit the ball in front of me.  How does one correct timing of hitting the ball in your hitting range.  Do you have any videos or instructions on timing?

  • Andrea

    Very clear and punctual.Wonderful job! Thanks a lot!

  • Judy

    Great! I’m on my way to practice my 5 forehand fundamentals….

  • Dgarberick

    great video of the forehand 68 years old playing since 14 and  enjoyed the 5 the 5 fundamentals will share with grand daughter
    who is just learning to play

  • Davesdream

    Thank you. Never see it that simple and clear. I can’t wait to see what I’m really doing when I hit the ball…

  • Redpassion 1967

    Thank you. Very clear and useful. 

  • Bianca

    Amazing video, it helped so much ^_^ 
    I seriously had no idea what i was doing, but now thanks to 
    FUZZY YELLOW BALLS i do! Thank you very much once again.

  • Dan Le

    Thank you, Will & FYB on the Forehand analysis.  The only couple things I want to add is:  driving the ball at the contact for flat or more spin (for long or short forehands) is important (you did not cover this part); And more critical is how to get to the ball to get set (ready for unit turn) to go through all the 5 elements of forehands explained is so difficult for recreational players.

  • Recampos1020

    Hello FYB since im new in tennis, what kind of racquet should i bought? what should be the right one for me…

  • Agustiansyahtimi

    Very good lecture…..

  • mauricio

    Very good and very clear ( arm, shoulder and feet are erevything).

  • Thomas Rönnqvist

    You give no info on age, gender, size, weight or fitness level.

    Let’s assume you’re an adult of average size and fitness. I would say start off with a racket that’s pretty close to these basic specs:

    Weight: 300-320 grams strung weight
    Length: 27″ (standard)
    Balance: 0 to 5 pts headlight (ask dealer if you don’t know about this)

    Lightweight rackets in general are head heavy and may injure your arm/wrist. Too heavy rackets may be difficult to swing and you will lose timing.
    Best off with a standard length racket to begin with. There are the most choices, and there’s always the possibility of getting an extended racket if you wish so.
    Balance is just as important as weight. A head heavy racket will give more effortless power, but it tends to lack depth control and spread the balls around. A slightly headlight racket will give good control and probably enough power.

    Anyone got some other opinion please throw in your suggestions!

  • Johnny M.

    This is the best tennis instruction video I have seen.  I am ready to try this out tomorrow night.

  • Contelapalombier

    i find this video very interestin!!! good job!!

  • http://twitter.com/blackjack4 BlackJack.nl

    Super. Very helpfull. Hope the backhand is on it’s way … 😉


  • 905048149

    great lecture!

  • Pseni

    you did an excellent job analysing the stroke however you forgot to mention a very important point,to mention to keep your eyes focused on the ball at the point of contac.A perfect example is Roger Federer He keep his eyes on the ball longer that any other prp I have seen.pietro

  • Jasonsalemm

    awsome thank you

  • Ross

    Fantastic, simple points backed by proof.  Love it.

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  • K.V. Ghumaan

    watching this at 3 o clock in the morning and still loved every bit of it. Very helpful and cant wait to try this out tomorrow, Thanks!

  • Rustandi

    pelajaran yang sungguh sangat berguna,
    Very helpful and cant wait to try this out tomorrow, Thanks! 

  • Terry

    Please respond to senior or out of shape players that may not be able to do all the moves that are required to perform at the top level.  What can you leave out or modify in the strokes. Great vidio.

  • Aubrey

    hmm…Very interested. bagus betul

  • Pronostiqueur1

    Clear and precise instructions in detail step by step. execellent job! 

  • Xuyen Nguyen Son

    Thank you so much for great job. I am from Vietnam. I am 52 years old. It is too old to change after 10 years playing, but I believe that with this kind of creative lesson together with daily assistancy from my sons I can follow this new style after 3 weeks. Thanks a gain.
    Xuyen Nguyen Son

  • D Mcconnell

    Forget about your parents disapproval!  100 years from now, people will be watching your videos.  You are a great teacher.

  • Rali20

    its great but it loads to long!:)

  • Zm

    Thats your internet, whole video loaded in a bout 1 minute for me

  • John

    Great. Very comprehensive. Never seen videos in slow mo comparing both pro player technique alongside average amateurs . Now I know what I should be doing. Looking forward to pracitising this! Thanks .

  • Ann

    Excellent content and good production on the videos. Clear instructions should help me with all of my fundamentals. Thanks guys!

  • Ann

    Excellent content and good production on the videos. Clear instructions should help me with all of my fundamentals. Thanks guys!

  • Thungin

    Fantastic. I can clearly see what I am doing wrong in not getting sufficient power or consistency. Thanks.

  • Awctrade

    It very good video

  • wess

    Very good video, thanks

  • carlo

    Great. Very comprehensive .Fantastic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DKWHDEFSGUID6NEB2LFAT6PBM bent

    i wish that i could have cd edtion pls

  • John J

    Good video.  Now for the hard one…backhand!

  • Andre

    Great stuff, but could probably be 25 minutes instead of 40.

  • Mehdi

    I Like it, but how to strike so hard ?

  • Bill_Jasper

    Great! I’d like to see more about the continuous hitting/follow-thru motion.  I tend to stop at impact with the ball, being concerned about control of the shot.

  • Severson_L

    Terrific video! Clear, concise instruction with reinforcing repetition. (:  Many thanks!

  • GustavoDantas

    Great, great, GREAT video lesson! Thanks a lot, you helped me so much!!

  • Arzoosingh

    Thankyou very much this has really helped me with my forehand mechanics.

  • Joshua Yang

    Thank you very much!!!!! This video really helped my game.

  • Carlos Ivan 7

    i just start playing tennis and this 5 fundamentals really help for a better motion movement!
    Thanks guys

  • Brian Mchenry

    This is a great video! My daughter is taking lessons to try to get from JV to Varsity. She said that this is the forehand her coach is teaching her!  I’ve seen how much better she’s gotten and have high hopes for my game if I can execute it.  WOOHOO!

  • Henridaumerie

    Great job to make people understand easily how to get a good forehand.I appreciate the structure of your lesson.

  • Kcadams40

    Really excellent lesson on forehands! I tried it today and already saw improvement!

  • Nirfani

    I saw immediate improvement whenever I remembered to do it while I played this past weekend.  Now just need to be consistent!  Thank you!

  • Mickey

    When you take the racquet back, what position is the wrist in and on going to contact, where should the elbow be located?

  • Tavo

    Congratulations to all who make this program possible, because the truth is amazing how one tries to be on the court trying to correct the mistakes one makes before gluing or develop a stroke. Much continuedsuccess and so, as they will go far
    PS: The best of the video were the 5 rules of right, but also welcome the drawing haha

  • Gerry Wegrzynowicz

    Just getting started and really enjoyed it. Can’t wait for it to stop raining so I can try it out. Thank you

  • Tony

    Brilliant Will. Thanks. 
    I’ll film myself so you can have a new guinea pig for your next video :)

  • Vinayak

    Thanks Will for that wonderful lesson..I have been playing tennis for over an year now, taking classes at Stanford University, and I must say that I still learnt something new today.:)

  • Dino

    Great points on the forehand. Excellent execution of the basics and fundamentals is what Lombardi coached.
    Thanks Will…..I feel like I can apply this info on the court.

  • Kiana

    Great information.  Haven’t played for a couple of years and I forgot these simple basis.  Hit today and my hitting partner actually commented on how good my forehand was……YEA

  • Niallahern68

    The instruction is excellent.All players should be made watch these type of vids to explain what is the best way to play the game of tennis.A lot of people play regular but don’t have the knowledge to work on their game.

  • http://www.soundclick.com/thomastrotter Tom

    I thought this was an informative and well done analysis.  One thing though.  In looking at videos of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, two of the greatest ever, I notice that, although they do all the fundamentals that Will Hamilton discusses, they don’t do the “C” motion, but rather the “U” motion.

  • DeWitt Thomson

    That was absolutely the most concise and easy to understand discussion and demonstration I have ever seen. Congratulations to you and your staff for making us all better players and coaches.
    DeWitt Thomson

  • Mlbobrow

    will u explain the apparent breaking of the wrist after the take back
    and in the transition forward? it looks like its a snap back on a Lariat.
    or is that an illusion???


  • halbedlg

    great job 


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3NMJLJPZT2ZYLC7SFIJTUGZNGY Anonymous

    Best breakdown of the forehand fundamentals that  have seen. I thought I had a pretty good forehand, but when I went back on the court more aware of the fundamentals my forehand improved. Thanks Will!

  • won hee jung

    thanks for great lesson and have made me better player

  • Ken

    Thanks for the video.  I have been out due to surgery for the last three months.  On my way back to the court I am going to use this time to retrain myself on fundamentals to get rid of all problems in my strokes.

  • Jonathan

    Great stuff. BUT I think the sixth fundamental has to be keeping the head still and eyes on the ball. Too many players look up to where they think the ball is going just before contact, and fluff the shot as a result. Like Roger, stay looking at the contact point, until the follow through is complete – essential to my forehand anyway… 

  • Vishnu

    That’s one long and helpful tennis video. What if a ball is coming towards you really fast, and you’re far away from the ball?

  • Keikojaquith_2006

    Great forehand lesson! Can’t wait for the second session!

  • Blakeomlie

    will–very useful. i noticed verdasco’s elbow was straight vs roddick’s bent–is that why the former has so much more punch in his forehand? roddick “lays back/bends” his wrist–does this also reduce penetation/depth although add topspin? i’m trying to work on “easy power” which your continuous racquet movement comment with rf showed but i find i muscle ball and don’t hit deep enough penetrating shots and tend to get excessive topspin?
    also helpful if you could bullet point these like: 1) shoulder/unit turn (not racquet turn as both hands on racquet), 2) take raquet back releasing non-hitting hand and lift it to shoulder height, taking small steps to ball, 3) load up/weight back foot and swing to contact point out in front of body pushing with back foot, body (not just arm) rotates to contact then face direction of target/net, racquet drops in “C” shape and into contact point, 4) continuous flow past contact point with full extention toward target and forearm and wrist (read watch) flows either over shoulder or below armpit (rf), 5) continuous swing path racquet never slows.

  • Collett

    excellent machanics visual, this is what I have been lacking and can now focus on the important points. 

  • Lkennedy23

    I tried this today in a match and what a difference!! Much better forehands deep into the court. No over rotating! Good fundamentals.

  • Dzino


  • Rickfreeman65

    The comparable pics leave a lasting impression

  • Tatooou

    Awesome!!!  Applied to training last night and thanks to you I was able to analyse all my errors! 
    Thanks a lot!

  • E Macpherson

    Good info.

  • Mac

    Good information.  Aprreciate your style.

  • MWO

    Thanks. Looking forward to getting out to try this concept. 

  • TP

    Seems very precise useful instructions. Will try them out. Thanks.

  • Jamesmarquez

    Very detailed and great visual examples. I need to do them more consistently.

  • Xxnightowl

    very nice!

  • coachmiller

    I appreciate you showing a LEFTY in your video.  I am not a lefty, but I am a high school tennis coach, and I have a hard time demonstrating for lefties.  This is great that I can pull up this video and show my left-handed players how it is done correctly, rather than them watching me lamely demo the lefty motion.  

  • Tom

    Really good and clear.  Easy to understand.

  • Viktor1984

    second time watching this since last summer and man your a miracle worker. my forehand looks like Federer’s now :) although of course Federer is a 1000 times better tennis player than i am haha. but it certainly helped me in tournaments to win since i have my killer forehand developed now :) thanx Will

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurinei-Santos-Amaral/100000358216317 Laurinei Santos Amaral

    Good, Very good!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurinei-Santos-Amaral/100000358216317 Laurinei Santos Amaral

    Good, Very good!!!

  • Justine

     I love how simple this is to follow.  I will be checking out some more videos asap!!!  :)

  • Yiyanheng

    what about the grip?

  • susu

    why i can not see this video?

  • Mhalvarez66

    excelente video

  • Vlado

    Great vide and instruction, i am like seceond amateur player but now i see my mistake….thanks a lot…you are great !!!

  • roger

    excelent, very simple and very graphic. from Panama, saludos!.

  • Fabriziovincitorio

    Useful, clear, high quality video as ever. I love your way of teaching.

  • steve

    Thanks Will, great break down of the forehand. Can you elaborate on “gaging the ball” with the off hand?

  • Richard Boykin

    Wow!  Powerful illustrations and comparisons.  I saw my whole tennis life unfold before my eyes.

  • Carmen

    Great! Thank you, Carmen

  • Luis Rolando

    This is the first time I see such a clear instruction. I am playing tennis for more than 30 years, I had lessons but, anfortunately none of my teachers had the clarity to explay what you do on this videos.   

  • Omar

    Unbelievably great the best of the both worlds theory and practice just amazing instruction thanks a lot )

  • Crimson Nataraj

    fundamental genius!! Virtual Pro!!

  • vladimir

    Очень подробное и большое наглядных примеров. Мне нужно, чтобы сделать их более последовательно.

  • Saicharan

    excellent and a bit easy to understand

  • Rajendran

    clear lessons and very very useful to beginners like me. I am learning tennis for the last 3 months.  Thanks to FYB

  • Ben

    Thank you Will for sharing your tennisexpertise. It helps a lot!!

  • Smaykmo

    Excellent videos and very clear instructions.  So important to go back to the fundamentals from time to time.

  • Keathwong

    Thank you Will. I hv played social tennis for 15 years with no tennis lessons. Only hv watched my kids tennis lessons n some tennis compt.  I am now 65 yrs and out of frustrations of not having much power in hitting the ball turned to google for some help. I am very excited to get you for the first lesson. I will be on court trying out the 5 fundamentals. You are the best. Thank you.

  • Miles

    Thanks for the very clear dvd instructions on the forehand techniques. Although I had basic tennis lessons long time ago, I’m on & off playing tennis since 1982, it is really nice to have a refresher lessons such as what you have now.

  • Vinodkumarmv

    Thank you for your fantastic coaching and video demonstration.

  • Hien

    Thank a lot. It’s very helpful 

  • Slavek

    These are awesome examples! Great instruction too!

  • Marta

    Brilliant!!! Gonna be watching a lot more for sure!

  • Mili

    Awesome video!! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

  • David

    This is a reeally nice video I hope this helps when to go to my tennis practice today

  • Rikcver

    Excellent and looking forward to using these fundamental techniques!

  • Chuck

    Never thought I’d take so much from a tennis lesson while sitting down! Really good stuff. Drummed home the point without becoming repetitive too.

  • Donor Dennis

    excellent stuff!

  • Skoster_5

    Very well thought-out and executed instruction, Will!  I would add one thing to your five elements–“watching the ball.”  One of the significant differences between amateur and professional strokes is that the pros give themselves the chance to see the ball and their own stroke for as long as they can.  The unit turn is important mechanically, for sure, but it also enables the pro to see stroke and ball for the longest time possible, and from the best angle.  Unit turn enables a square focus on moment of impact, and that left arm (good for measuring, as you said, for sure), serves to focus head and eyes on the projected moment of impact. 

  • Ezatman

    An outstanding presentation showing the importance of the unit turn, and placement and use of the non-hitting hand which is sometimes omitted in lessons. 

  • Vladi

    Will, that was really good and extremely important for me, as I ve been looking for answers!  I am pretty sure this video will improve my forehand. Best regards from Belarus!

  • alek traikovich

    love it. thanks

  • Alex

    I had no idea I was missing the fundamentals after playing tennis for 20 years. I hope you will have the same format for fundamentals of the backhand : ) Awesome!

  • Shanu_007j4u

    very effective explaination.. gr8 work!! thanx.

  • Alex

    Wil, can you tell us how to add more power to a weak forehand? Do you take a larger swing or increase the speed of the swing to generate more power?

  • Hande

    i really like that you added the critique piece too. amazing video!

  • Dpy1a

    some charge a lot for such info. thx

  • René

    Fantastic explanation! I will practice this lesson attentively. Thanks, you´re an excellent teacher.

  • elliott

    Lots to think about and practise… Thanks!

  • Vamsi Manne

    U’re an awesome teacher!! Thanks so much for the videos..

  • Ronan

    Excellent video Will,Adam and team.Just discovered your site this last week,through my hitting partner.
    Have spent a few hours already watching and remembering basic and advanced techniques and really impressed with the simple
    way u have of explaining things Will….well done…I myself have played for 30 years now and continue to play Vets 40+ on the ITF circuit here in Spain…. Good work guys…..keep it up!!

  • Yury Nekrasov

    Thank you. A very useful visual aids. Allows you to understand all the nuances of the forehand. An excellent guide for working with tennis players of different levels.

  • JPR

    Super videos! Great explanations! So useful! The coaching is amazing and so well done! I love your work and pedagogy.
    Many thanks for all this help!

  • Noel

    Best coaching ever! 

  • Jalarenf

    Great video. Thank you!!!

  • Denislazio


  • Josietbaker

    Wow!  You are a great teacher!  Very effective presentation.  I am going to pass this on to my league teammates.  We are all seniors (super seniors 60+) but continously striving to learn and improve.  Thank you!

    BTW, do you have special lessons that deal with the senior limitations (foot work, reaction times, etc.)?

  • Manuelgramirez

    I am impresed and I am going to use this when I play!  Probably will view more than once to have it sink in.  I  know it helped to open my eyes on the things I have been doing wrong.  Thanks for your work and preparation.

  • William Chung

    Xie, Xie! (Thank you in Chinese)

  • Elkeesler

    Great video!

  • dhanesh

    ohh great job dude, the video is so good,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Catherine

    I love the side by side videos. I have been filmed but without the example of proper mechanics it is not always clear where it all breaks down. I was able to pinpoint some issues to work on. Thank You!

  • Thai Duy

    great video, thanks :)

  • planet racket

    What I would like to have seen highlighted on this video which i believe is important is the small skip step Roger executed after the unit turn. It is important for player to adjust and plant his right foot in relation to depth of ball. The left foot is subsequently placed for direction intent. In this example left foot is open placed to complete semi open stance. Summary:complete unit turn and plant right foot base in line with direction and DEPTH of incoming ball, then placefront foot for direction intent.

  • J. Andrés

    greaate video, I´ve been told I need to upgrade my techink and this is a good way to see what I should do

  • Dina Sagan

    thank you SOO much!! this helped me tremendously! my coach doesnt teach us anything, so everyone one the team has developed bad habits and terrible technique. then she gets mad when we dont win games, so its very frustrating. however, i am so thankful you can be my coach.. for free ^_^ thank you thank you thank you. God Bless You -Dina

  • Guest

    Great breakdown ! You mention that on Roger’s take-racket-back, keeping his non-hitting arm in line with the baseline helps him “judge the ball”. Can you please explain that further ? I was taught to point at the oncoming ball to help me “track” it, i.e. to position myself in relation to the oncoming ball. I now realize that means I’m not executing the pivot nor the take-back correctly, since I don’t have both hands on the racket to start. Any suggestions on how to judge where the ball will be, so you can position yourself to meet it ? Thanks !

  • Keith

    You left out a huge part of the modern forehand.. They pull the cap to the very end and the racquet swings out at the last second. This is not a natural thing to do. It takes time to learn this. Watch these players hit this shot. They all are pulling the butt cap so that the butt capp is looking at the opponent till the last second before they hit the ball.

  • mahimondulio

    good stuff! thanks

  • Debbie

    Love this video…thanks for explaining this in such detail.. I am ready to practice right now..

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsujeranovic Tomislav Šujeranović

    Great stuff! This looks like THE site to remember again all the stuff I forgot from my trainings 10 years ago :) Thanks!

  • craig

    This is a great video on the fundamentals of the forehand. I really found it useful for myself and for helping my 8 year old son with his lessons.

  • Bob

    no doubt about it – you do a fantastic job with those videos and detailed meticulous explanations! I am sure it will help me improve.

  • Daniel

    thaks alot

  • Ton

    Great class!

  • anver

    Really impressed with this. I am gonna get much better at tennis for sure

  • yahli

    Does the backhand also has five fundamentals?

  • kevin

    Now that I think about it, the backhand is an easier shot. I especially see in in juniors with the two handers. They are much more consistent with their backhands-including my kid. My kid has been beating all his peers at the club, but I am no-where near satisfied with his stroke production. Especially on the forehand. Your video here and your other videos on the same subject has given me talking points to discuss with my 11 year old. Thanks!

  • Julian

    Great video for a senior player brought up with wooden rackets!. Now I know what to go and practice and next year I’ll be winning with my new forehand. Just need a new backhand, again only single hand backhands in my day (1970’s). Do I go with a Federer backhand or a Double backhand? not that mobile around the hips these days so guess its a Federer for me.

  • http://www.hitplay.in/ Champ

    This is a great lesson. I’m a 4.5 player, but this took my game to another level. Thanks for your effort. :)

  • Steamer

    Great video with lots of valuable information. I can’t wait to get back on the court and try out these principles. I look forward to viewing more of the FYB videos.

  • Mark A. Levinson, M.D.

    send me my sign in information. Thanks, Mark A. Levinson, M.D. (mal521@suddenlink.net), Thanks

  • davood

    Will,your teaching method is excellent.Thanks

  • Roger

    Thanks a lot! I’m playing in a school team and right now I’m looking for various ways to improve. This videos will certainly help!!:)

  • Fabio


  • Erik The Viking

    Just when i thought: “what’s the point of looking at these pros all the time that are so far out of my league? i want to recognize some basic flaws that amateurs make and perhaps work on some of them.” that’s just what you did! Very good video, if only perhaps a bit long.

  • frankie5

    great lesson! enjoyed it!

  • Drew

    Hi Wil,
    Great video! To be clear is the turning of the wrist after contact? In golf turning the wrist increases club head speed. Must be the same in tennis but in the videos it appears to occur after contact. Can you clarify when the mechanics of the wrist action begin?
    Thank you!
    Drew in the Netherlands…

  • Pat

    Hello Will & thank you for the excellent forehand instruction; which I watched carefully twice. I have a question about what I saw in the video; all of the men finished their follow through at, or below, shoulder level while all of the women finished their follow through over the shoulder; why?

    PS: My forehand has never been as natural as my backhand; I think your video will go along way to fixing that, thanks.

  • Richard Cole

    What a wonderful teacher you are. Thanks very much.

  • novice

    very instructive.. it will definitely help a lot with my shots. thanks.

  • Andy

    What a great video I’ve seen

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.jenkins.5811 Michael Jenkins

    Thank you this technique is incredible and relatively very easy to perform and master. You have my undivided attention. I can’t wait to get into the other stroke fundamentals and strategies.

  • Rob

    Improved my forehand immediately!

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  • Deepak

    Hi Will, After seeing a lot of videos on the net and enjoying yours, I subscribed to your email service today. The first lesson on forehand was great. Plan to try out the five fundamentals tomorrow in the tennis courts. I live in Mumbai, India and restarted playing tennis 12 months back after 20 years. Deepak

  • ron greco

    Great videos.Where are you located?

  • ben

    It is a pity that I can not watch the video! I am in china ,but the internet explorer can not show me the website.And I have got your letter, however you know that I can not read it fiuently . I just worry about when can I understand your letter without dictionary so that I can learn about tennis more efficiently.

  • manuel corredor

    i’m back to these fuzzyyellowballs lessons and they are too much useful!!,,,i’m glad to watch again and remember the fundamentals and go on court and train, thanks guys! from Colombia

  • manuel corredor

    hi ben, try google chrome, it’s the one i use or try mozzila,,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002030435431 Jibin Moon

    Your lecture is the best!! Thank you.

  • Pat

    Great Video. Really well structured. To increase John rotation I wouldn’t be talking about the bear hugs but rather the way he leaves the heel of his right foot ancored on the ground at and after contact.
    I really enjoyed watching it.

  • Efy

    Hallo…I have just started tennis lessons and I am really glad to have found your web page..really helpful…thank you very much!

  • Serhii

    Thanks for a nice video! That is a really great lesson and it simple and clear!

  • Carlos

    Thanks Will, great Video….

  • Niam Flog

    Great lesson. Thanks Will

  • Andy

    Thanks Will and Adam for this video. I’ve been changed for the better with it. Regards from Poland!

  • Laurence

    Thank you for a terrific teaching tool. I’ll be watching this over and over again.

  • Bill Wood

    Great video! You might want to emphasize how execution of the correct fundamentals result in a very important factor to a high level forehand – the contact point. The first two armatures both made contact late. This results in poor execution, and, importantly, put added stress on the hitting shoulder. This can result in shoulder injury. I know this because I tend to make contact late, and as a result, I am now recovering from rotator cuff surgery. Execution of the correct contact point is something I am now working on very hard. Thanks for this excellent instruction.

  • David

    Excellent! video tutorial!

    One of the best on the web. Thanks

  • Franklin Espinal

    Thank You! Great Coaching, Great Video. Much Appreciated.

  • repar

    wrt the first comment, I would think you want to push off only the outside (back) foot because you want your weight going forward. The one thing you didn’t mention was spacing the body at the right distance from the ball (as in distance parallel to the baseline) – that seems to be the problem with the first 2 amateurs. both of these are among my problems, by the way

  • Darlene Pienta

    Excellent video! Clear, concise. Slow motion comparisons priceless. Repetition helps seal the critical steps. Thank you.

  • Arch

    Simply great, thank you very much for this inspiring video. Now it’s time to knuckle down to it and try to improve those fundamentals. Thank you again.

  • Vignesh Dhakshinamoorthy

    40 minutes, complete di-section of the forehand. Thank you. I would recommend people to record their own practice sessions and watch it in slow motion, and compare with this. The only way to know if we are playing it right is to record it and see it for ourself.

  • Dr. Kenneth Power

    Awesome stuff! You’ve re-inspired me to not give up – new to the game!! Can’t wait to see more videos!

  • Arthur

    Truly great video. Nice and clean!

  • Willem Kloos

    Inspiring video. Can’t wait to practise now.

  • R. S. Rawat

    I was completely engrossed listening and observing every single word of yours and same time move of players. I have grasped every single fundamental in one go though I have to practice it million times. Very enthusiastic to go on court. Using word ‘fundamental’ reminds me high school days. You are a great teacher / coach. Thanks.

  • Dimitris Bostandas

    you are doing a great job! perfectly understandable by me in Greece!
    Thank you for all your effort and for sharing!
    I treasure your lessons!


    excellent video


    I will put these fundamentals in my practice tomorrow morning, down here in Turrialba Costa Rica

  • archie Greece

    Great video. mindfull and brilliant job. Its very helpfull for my 12 year doughter.Thanks

  • Edward Pallotta Jr

    Every time I watch this video I find some new aspect of my forehand to work on. While I will always need to revisit the fundamentals, my game is rapidly improving and confidence soaring. It’s just a lot more relaxed fun when I do more of the fundamentals correctly. Thanks again for an awesome, easily learned video Will.

  • Agnestef@icloud.com

    Stefano Santonico – Italy
    Dear Will and Adam
    Your dedication to teach to club players is great.
    I have never had such a good lesson and defined in all it’s details before.
    It is very important to have people like you in any sport, who do this for the interest of the community.
    Please keep going on. Stefano

  • Steve Macleod

    It seems to me that sometimes the pros are playing the shot off the outside leg, and sometimes the inside leg… is that the case?

  • Orlando

    In the foreswing, before hitting the ball, Federer, likely many other pro players, lays back the wrist in 90 angle. Only the wrist is bent, the hitting arm stays straightened in the so called “slot” position as recommended also for the backhand. To avoid overload the information, you should produce another video just for this important, and difficult to emulate, detail. The arm stays straightened all the way through the cycle. Once you grab the idea, through a lot of practice, the feeling is great and confidence grows up. (Aug 06/2014)

  • Chriszz


  • Chriszz

    I mean excellent video! Sorry, someone bullied me…

  • Maria

    The best lesson I ever had. You are doing a great job!

  • Joel H Greenburg

    This was my first one watched with you . Very good. Thank you

  • Richard Mittra

    A great tutorial mate. i can’t wait to put into practice this week. I look forward to some more on the serve as that is a inconsistent part of my game where I tend to lose too many points on some days.

  • parag jadhav

    a great lesson for everyone who spent hours n hours just to know that how the path shoud be while driving the ball. thanks a lot.

  • Ross Abram

    Thanks for a clear, easy to understand and informative video. Can’t wait to put it all into practice.

  • Dave

    It looks likes John is not standing far enough back so the ball is a foot higher on contact – this exaggerates his cramped look – but very clear and useful demonstration.