The athlete cannot win a match without having worked out the technique of a forehand in lawn tennis. Almost all coaches are convinced that this is the main attacking and defensive technique, which should not be neglected in any way.
Preparing for a forehand in tennis
The forehand, which is the name of this stroke in tennis, differs from the left attack in the following:
- A variety of techniques. A forehand in tennis can be made with a Western grip, or with an Eastern one. It depends on how exactly and at what speed the ball will fly to the opponent.
- Different swings. However, they differ in both shape and length. These factors also directly affect the behavior of the ball sent to the opponent.
- Different follow-throughs. In lawn tennis, this is the word for the final stage of the stroke that is the final movement of the racket.
- The initial position at when shooting the ball. A forehand can be made in many different ways.
- Other factors, most of which are the difference in movement for strikes.
The variety of techniques makes it difficult to prepare for a forehead. To learn how to do it, an athlete must first determine the specific technique of striking and develop it in the first place.
Modern trainers have access to advanced training technologies. For example, using computer graphics and animation, the player can see all the movements when making a forehand and in the future be able to compensate for their own mistakes and perform a better forehand in live tennis.
Technique for performing a forehead
All the variety of forms is compensated by a common goal of hitting the tennis ball with a racket. Therefore, in lawn tennis, there are rules that all athletes adhere to, regardless of the chosen style of play.
Important: the general rules are followed not because they are dictated by the coaches, but because their implementation contributes to the best impact on the ball. In other words, these rules are determined by the characteristics of the human body and the laws of aerodynamics, and not by the personal desires of individual coaches.
The most convenient position for hitting the ball is that when the elbow is almost perpendicular to the body, and the palm is slightly protruding back. In this case, you can additionally hit the ball with more force to give the sports equipment maximum acceleration and thus cause inconvenience to the opponent.
To maximize the spin of the ball before hitting, you should lower the head of the racket a couple of centimeters. However, don’t overdo it. Otherwise, you may face problems and injuries to your own body.
Don’t forget about the follow-through. It can reach 60 centimeters in relation to the body and thus give additional twisting to the ball. The final impact efficiency depends on the quality of the follow-through.