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Tip of the Day - Stay Balanced When Attacking With The Forehand

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 13, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry Hodges

Staying Balance When Attacking With The Forehand

Many players, when attacking with their forehand (especially when looping) throw their upper body into the shot, so that their upper body goes way to the left (for right-handers). This gives good power, and sometimes you have to do this. Top players usually do it either on shots they know won’t come back (for extra power), or when they are moving to their left and are late in getting there.

Doing it this way throws you off balance, and you can’t get back in time for the next shot. Instead, try rotating in circle. Imagine a pole going through your head, and rotate in a circle around it. This way you stay balanced, and ready to continue the attack.

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