Section 02 – Key Points of the Forehand Follow Through

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Phase One – Elongating Hit Zone

All the key points of the first phase are done to assure that the ball can still be hit if the swing has been mistimed. The body and racquet should be in about the same position as they were at the contact point.

01. Racquet Stays Vertical

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02. Racquet Head Still Level With Hitting Hand

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03. Wrist stays locked

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04. Hitting Arm Stays Relatively Straight

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5. Left Arm Decelerated (Relatively Stationary)

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06. Head Stays Still – Looking at contact point

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07. Left Foot Toes Towards Net Post – Helps to keep the racquet tracking out towards the target

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08. Belly Button Still Towards Net Post

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Phase Two – Recovery (All Players)

Even advanced players will finish with the racquet over the left shoulder at certain times. Usually this is where they will finish when they feel like they have sufficient time to recover or when they want a little more topspin on the ball.

Even advanced players will finish with the racquet over the left shoulder at certain times. Usually this is where they will finish when they feel like they have sufficient time to recover or when they want a little more topspin on the ball..

01. Racquet Finishes Over Left Shoulder

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02. Racquet On Edge – This means neither the forearm or wrist has not moved.

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03a. Keep Hitting Arm Straight (Beginner and Intermediate)

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03b. Relax swing from elbow (advanced players) – not from wrist

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04. Left Hand Catches Racquet

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05. Weight on Left Foot

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06. Right Foot Still Behind Left

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07. Toes On Both Feet Face Net

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08. Front Leg Almost Completely Straight

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09. Belly Button Towards Net

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10. Eyes Looking at Opponent

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11. Back Straight

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Phase Two – Finish (Advanced Players)

01. Racquet Comes Up To At Least Shoulder Level

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02. Racquet On Edge

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03. Relax swing from elbow – not from wrist

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04. Wrist Still Locked

05. Weight on left foot

06. Right Foot Still Behind Left

07. Toes On Both Feet Face Net

08. Front Leg Almost Completely Straight.

09. Belly Button Towards Net

10. Head looking at Opponent

11. Back Straight

(To Be Continued)

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