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http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/improve-your-forehand-in-45-minutes/ It’s a common misconception that you should “snap” your wrist through contact on your fo…
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So … modern forehand wrist movement is like:
- relax & layback from backswing till moment of contact
- about moment of contact, lock wrist
- after contact, relax wrist & arm
I think that the information contained in this video is pretty good but it
only applies to semi-western and western forehand grips. As correctly
showed in this video, the wrist “snap” (which is a pronation of the
forearm) is not required at all in the semi-western forehand, as the
natural bending of the arm itself produces the windshield wiper motion. On
the other hand, an eastern forehand (in its modern version) does require
the forearm pronation in order to produce the windshield wiper motion and a
significant amount of topspin. Federer’s forehand is the perfect example of
a modern eastern forehand with tons of forearm pronation.
as you always mention federer and nadal can u put in their footage instead
of Frank’s? just a suggestion ;p
do i need to ranging my wrist to hit my forehand.. im an eastern grip…
Good explanation man, that is exactly what I think
the reason people try to use their wrist is because they hit forehands all
wrong…they don’t use their body and they don’t brush up on the ball with
their arm and they don’t follow through to end up with the racket above
Hi eco. Thanks for the compliment. Sorry to hear that your forehand is bad
in matches. The good news is that I’m almost positive I know what the
problem is (even though I’ve never seen you hit) — it’s your footwork. A
VERY typical scenario is to hit great on the ball machine (because you
don’t have to move and the ball is coming at a consistent pace) and then
come apart when you play. If you improve your footwork your forehand will
become much more consistent. Hope that helps!
but why federer’s wrist is always loose when hitting forehand?
i forgot to put the link of the clip ooops!! search for Roger Federer Warm
Up Practice 1 of 4 minute 2:11 by DriftKido
I always hear that kind of stuff: double bend, block your wrist. When I
started to use my wrist with something like “snap” (lose and active) I was
able to hit the ball front of my body gained CONTROL and POWER. It is very
simple: your arm should imitate the same mechanism when you throw a tennis
or baseball ball (as a whip)… your wrist should be totally relax when you
do your backswing and swing, so you can use it in order to get the final
aceleration, at the same time the arm pronation.
This is a very good video. All beginning tennis players should watch. It
can cause injury If you flick your wrist before you hit the ball,
especially for those using rackets above 300 grams.
Having a whippy-looking forehand doesn’t necessarily mean you are using
your wrist incorrectly. As you say, Nadal and Federer’s forehands look
whippy and obviously their technique is flawless.
It’s important to distinguish between what feels weird and what actually
hurts. Most shots, when you are first learning them, will feel weird. They
don’t seem natural. The wrist flexes during the groundstrokes but you
shouldn’t actively be trying to move it. The wrist is part of a larger
hitting structure that stays intact through contact.
This video is completely wrong. All the pros use their wrist on the
forehand, ESPECIALLY Nadal and Federer. How do you think Nadal does his
forehand? The only misconception there is is that when they say to use your
wrist, people think you use your wrist completely independent of the rest
of your arm/body, and that is not the case. The wrist just works like a
whip to impart more spin and create more racket head speed. It’s not a
“snap”. You move the racket in a windshield wiper motion.
I think you are exactly right! With the ball machine (even on oscillate) I
know where the ball is going and getting into the proper position is easy.
I thought about turning my back to the ball machine and turning around as
soon as I hear the ball exit but I need to make sure there is no one around
because I know how retarded that must look..lol Any suggestions on how to
improve my footwork with or without the ball machine? Is the BM actually
doing more harm than good?
Please review the “wrist racquet”, compare and comment…
i found this clip, minute 2:11 fed tries and inside out fh, it hits the net
and the he practices the actual pronation of his arm, watching this video
clarifies that fed consciously supinates and then pronates when he hits his
however, if you look at forehands like federer, nadal, old roddick, old
ferrero, joaquin johannson just to name a few, you will see that their
pronation “IS” a part of the forward swing. the secret though, is NOT in
the pronation itself, but in the momentum of the arm. the key is to
continuously swing with ‘arm speed’ to the left side of your back. if you
look at roddicks forehand now, you will see that there is an abrupt
stoppage in arm momentum when he SEVERELY(SUPER SAIYAN KARATE CHOP)
This very interesting video. I do agree with this video. However, Pros do
use lots of wrist for their forehand. Go to Djorkovic free lesson. He
mentions it. The biggest problem for using wrist is following 1) you need
strength to do it. 2) You don’t know when to use it. This would be disaster
of stroke when they start twist really early. So many players do not really
notice how important the stroke before you make the contact. You need good
length before you let go the wrist..
it is deceiving because pronating in the follow through or the ‘slow down’
of the swing makes it seem like you are applying pronation into the swing
or that you are wrapping your arm around to your back like federer and
nadal. but this is again incorrect. just look at roddick’s karate kid,
sonic boom, tear a hole in time itself pronation forehand. and take a good
look at forehands in slow-mo. even the second guy in this vid hits the
ball, then pronates immediately afterwards.
I think this video is misleading. Of course at contact the relationship
between the wrist and the forearm doesn’t change, contact is a split
second. However, if you look at Federer’s forehand there’s a lot of wrist
movement. As he sets up the shot, his wrist cocks back and the butt of the
racket leads. As the racket approaches the ball his wrist cock unwinds and
continues to unwind to straight with the forearm after impact.
What grip is Oliver using for his forehand?
It depends on what kind of racquet a player uses. If one uses a 15 oz
racquet, he does not need to use the wrist, because the weight of the
racquet will provide sufficient power.
Finally! I have been struggling with developing a more efficient forehand
so that it doesn’t break down in matches and this was the final step. I had
been trying to whip through the ball with my wrist and it was never going
consistently. Now if I consciously think to leave my wrist laid back
through the shot, it works perfectly. Thanks so much Will.
Hi, I spoke to two friends of my brother who are among the top ranked
players in my country (Norway) Not the greatest tennis nation, but both are
really high level players, and they both said they use the wrist snap upon
impact to create topspin…..
can you comment on the left elbow pulling the shoulders down from the
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Man, this is so good. I am a very beginner. When I watched lot other videos
Some excellent points...liked the birds in background. Hope you do a kick
Thank you for your thoroughness. Making tennis fun again.
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