Saturday, March 2, 2013

Out Wide Forehands

It is a little hard to see in this picture, but the player
has a small tan weight in his left hand
This is an interesting concept from the nice folks at ITUSATennis.com. A picture is worth many thousands of my words, so watch the video here if my description is confusing.

Coach tosses forehands out wide to player. Player goes out to hit ball and then recovers toward center of court. Very basic. EXCEPT - in their non-dominant hand, player should be holding a very light weight or perhaps even a water bottle. The idea is not to recover too quickly to the middle, before the forehand has been completed. The weight or water bottle in the off hand should help remind the player to stay centered in position to hit the ball before heading back to the recovery spot.