Tennis Forehand Stroke

May 10th, 2011 by Matt Copland

filed in Tennis How To, How To Hit A Forehand

Part 1 - Forehand Swing

In this video, Matt Copland, a tennis pro and instructor in the San Diego area, teaches the fundamentals of how to increase your fundamental skills with a forehand tennis stroke.

Quick Pointers About Your Grip:

  1. Place your right hand (or left hand, if you're left-handed) on tennis racquet handle
  2. Slide your hand down to the base of the grip
  3. Don't squeeze the grip too tightly
  4. Spread your fingers on the handle for a comfortable feel

Quick Pointers About Your Tennis Swing:

  1. Point the tennis racquet towards the back fence
  2. Put your left arm out in front (or right hand, if you're left-handed)
  3. This helps you gauge the tennis ball as it comes in from a volley or serve
  4. Bring the racquet forward to a point of contact
  5. Make sure the racquet is level with your front foot
  6. The tennis racquet faces square to the ball (try to avoid tilting the racquet)
  7. Your swing should flow all the way through, up and over the left shoulder (or right shoulder if your left-handed)

Matt believes that if you practice these easy “tennis how to” steps, your tennis forehand swing should be fundamentally sound.

In the next video, Mr. Copland will be teaching the double handed backhand stroke… Stay tuned!