In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand crosscourt shot.
The forehand crosscourt is hit in the diagonally opposite half of the opponent's court. Check out the forehand down the line video.
In this video, you will learn how to hit a forehand cross court.
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
Use a semi-western grip.
Hold the throat of the racket with the non racket hand
As soon as your opponent goes cross-court, do a split step and take a couple of strides quickly towards the ball
Extend your non racket arm parallel to the baseline to help you balance and judge the ball
Plant your racket foot and flex your knee
You should be in the open stance with the legs wide apart
Release the non racket hand and swing the racket arm back
The racket head should be pointing up
Bend your wrist back and drop your racket arm
Swing the racket in a C shaped movement as you approach the ball
Straighten your knees and hit the ball in front of the body and when it is around waist high
Whip the ball with some topspin and hit an aggressive forehand
The racket head should be below the ball just before contact
Twist your hip and torso to send the ball cross-court
The contact point is a little in front and closer for the cross-court than the down the line shot
If you hit the ball too far to the side and almost in line with the non racket leg, you are likely to send the ball down th line or in the middle of the court
The follow through
Extend the racket forward and across, above the non racket shoulder
Accelerate through contact in one movement until your follow through
Ask your partner to feed you balls on your forehand and practice hitting cross-court
Enjoy your game
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