The key to a perfect forehand is getting yourself in a good position to hit the ball out in front of your body. Good footwear is essential to getting in position quickly – maximising the timing and balance required to play the shot.

It is important to get the racquet back early so you don’t rush the stroke. This early preparation will make it easier to make contact with the ball in front of the body with the correct weight transference into the stroke.

Make sure you follow through and finish the shot with your racquet high over your opposite shoulder.

Sportsmart Tennis Manager and tennis coach, Ray James

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