【FOREHAND】Where is the Contact Zone [tennis answers]

【FOREHAND】Where is the Contact Zone [tennis answers]

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Today I will be explaining
from where to where is a good contact point. This video is for those of you who have started
to understand where to make contact with the ball but you aren ft sure exactly from where to where
will be a good contact point. Or, for those of you who are starting to improve your game
but your contact point has become inconsistent. The goal of this video is to understand
from between where and where a good contact point is, and where you will be able to have maximum power
on your shot. First, please watch this video on
the basics of your contact point. I fm going to explain about how
to create energy from your body. Imagine that there fs a large wall here in front of your body.
Think that you fre trying to push it with your right arm. Imagine using the strength
of your legs and body to push as well. The palm of your hand is probably facing forward,
your arm and elbow somewhat stretched out, and your feet should be set like this
so that the power from there can get to your arm as well. This is the posture that gives you the most power. So try to make this getting into this position
your highest priority. Now hold your racket and make the same posture, and adjust your grip so that the face
of your racket is facing front. You fll be able to have the face of your racket facing front
while you fre in the posture that gives you the most power. This is the correct way you should be
thinking about your grip. Thus you should be making this your priority,
to get your body in this posture, as if you were pushing a wall,
giving you the maximum power that you want. Once you understand which posture gives
you the most power, next let fs think about the range vertically that
you can maintain this energy. To get straight to the point,
from around your shoulders to your waist is the range that you can maintain your maximum power. If you think about it, you fll probably see
that if you try pushing this wall at a point above your shoulder or below your waist,
it fs going to be harder to push as hard as you want. So your contact point should be in between
the height of your shoulder and your waist. Hitting the ball in this range will allow for the most power. When the ball is higher than your shoulder,
just go for an overhead. When it fs below your waist,
if you try to get just your hand low or if you bend your body axis,
you fre going to lose your best posture so try to bend your knees to get down. This way you fll be able to hit the ball
at a lower contact point, but still maintain the posture and position
of your body and waist. You fll be able to hit balls at a lower contact point,
so when your opponent fs shot is a low one bend your knees, and always try to hit the ball
in this position that you fre most able to put power on it.

2 thoughts on “【FOREHAND】Where is the Contact Zone [tennis answers]”

  1. Then this will become a push FH and it does work even at high level tennis, but if you look closely at pros like Djokevic and Nishikori, you see contact to the side and slightly in front, (not like what you are demonstrating) this technique is to "pull the ball" with body rotating through contact for power and control using core muscles and releasing arm into follow thru stage. What is stronger and better action for tennis? to push through ball using legs like pushing a refrigerator, or to pull through ball using natural coiling and uncoiling of body core?

  2. If you make contact too far in front, then the energy built up has already dissipated, been wasted, and you are essentially making contact in the follow thru stage of the stroke. The contact zone for a "pull type FH" is different than for a "push type FH". This is also related to difference between straight arm FH (Fed/Nadal) and bent arm FH models (Djokevic, Murray, Raonic, Nishikori – vast majority of pro players).

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