In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand approach shot.
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In this video, you will learn how to hit a forehand approach shot.
When your opponent has hit a short ball, it's an opportunity for you to attack and seal the point
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
Use a semi-western or western grip for the forehand approach shot
Start with a split step
As soon as you spot a short ball, run towards it quickly
When you approach the ball do one or two side steps, with the non racket leg in front
Bend your wrist back and drop your racket arm
Swing the racket in a C shaped movement as you approach the ball
Hit the ball in front of the body and when it is higher or around waist height
It's important to strike the ball at the top of its bounce so that the trajectory is downward, which leaves less time for the opponent to react
If you let the ball drop, you will be forced to hit the ball in a rainbow trajectory which allows your opponent to get quickly to the ball and hit a passing shot
Brush the ball forward and follow through above your non racket shoulder
The follow through
Accelerate through contact in one movement until your follow through
You can take off and land on your non racket leg
Close in agressively and get to to the net to volley
A common mistake is to run to the ball and stop with both feet firmly grounded
This breaks your momentum to carry you into the volley
Have a partner feed you short balls on your forehand to help you work on your approach shot
Enjoy your game