Learn all the forehand grips, including the western, semi-western, eastern and quarter (the one used by Roger Federer) grips. Learn why forehand techniquetrumps grip selection, and how top players with the right technique can hit great forehands with a variety of grips....Read more
Learn the fundamentals that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic us to hit great forehands, starting with a strong base, moving through the synchronization of the upper and lower body, the basic movements out of the base, the use of the wrist, getting to contact and the wrap-around finish with full rotation. All levels will benefit from this overview of the most important shot in tennis.
Forehand Progression 1 - Feel & Roll
FOREHAND PROGRESSION 1 - FEEL & ROLL.
In Forehand Progression 1, you will learn the proper use of the hand and wrist to “lift & roll” and create topspin when hitting this all-important stroke. This skill, which creates the “windshield wiper” action and thin ball contact, is a must-have for players of all levels.
Forehand Progression 2 - Using The Wrist Part 1
FOREHAND PROGRESSION 2 - USING THE WRIST PART 1
In Forehand Progression 2, working close to the net, you will establish the ideal contact point for the stroke, learn to “lift and roll” with the wrist at contact, and how rotate the foot and hips at contact to create your own timing. These skills, which form the foundation of a great forehand, are essential for players of all levels, but a must for players new to the game.
Forehand Progression 3 - Using The Wrist Part 2
FOREHAND PROGRESSION 3 - USING THE WRIST PART 2
In Forehand Progression 3, working from the service line, you will learn the techniques that tie the upper and lower body together for the forehand stroke, continue working on the “lift & roll” at contact to shape the ball, and develop the “rip & wrap” finish with full rotation.
Forehand Progression 4 - The Swivel Turn
FOREHAND PROGRESSION 4 - THE SWIVEL TURN.
In Forehand Progression 4, learn to use a swivel office chair to train your body to feel the different levels of rotation possible for the stroke, while also learning how the upper and lower body functions together on this all important shot. This innovative training method has helped thousands of people improve their groundstrokes.
Forehand Progression 5 - Putting It Together On The Baseline
FOREHAND PROGRESSION 5 - PUTTING IT TOGETHER ON THE BASELINE.
In Forehand Progression 5, learn to put all the steps taught in the first 4 progressions together at the baseline. Starting with a strong base, you’ll learn how to get the hands up to prepare, how to turn and coil, how to move most effectively to the ball, and how to use your movement and wrist to shape the ball lIke a pro.
Lefty Forehands With Ellis Ferreira
LEFTY FOREHANDS WITH ELLIS FERREIRA.
Watch two-time grand-slam winner, Ellis Ferreira, hit forehands with excellent technique and results. Ferreira shows how to move effectively to the ball, how to be offensive on balls hit from any height and how to shape the ball for consistently heavy shots that push opponents back in the court.
Forehands For Beginners
FOREHANDS FOR BEGINNERS.
Watch SportsEdTV Director of Tennis, John Eagleton, teach a beginner how to hit a forehand. In a few minutes, this novice learns to hit the ball over the net consistently, with depth and shape. A great video for all new tennis players.
Forehands For 4.0 Players
FOREHANDS FOR 4.0 PLAYERS.
Watch SportsEdTV Director of Tennis, John Eagleton, teach a 4.0 player how to improve her forehand. In a few minutes, this experienced player learns to move more effectively and get more shape and weight on her forehand. See how this video can improve your forehand.