In this video you will learn how to hit an inside out forehand.
The inside out forehand is an effective shot to attack the opponent's backhand. Check out the videos on the other forehand strokes.
In this video, you will learn how to hit an inside out forehand.
It is an agressive shot to attack the opponents backhand
Make sure you've checked out the video on how to hit a forehand
The best opportunity to hit an inside out forehand is when the ball is at least a foot or two into the court and less than half-way into your backhand court
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
Use a semi-western or western grip for the inside out forehand
Do a split step and take the racket leg back
Back pedal a couple of steps to your backhand side and load your racket leg
Avoid running to the side and doing a unit turn at the last moment
After the pivot and the shoulder turn, release the non racket hand and swing the racket arm back
The racket head should be pointing up
Extend your non racket arm parallel to the baseline to help you balance and judge the ball
The extension of the non racket arm ensures you have enough space to uncoil and complete your shot
Bend your wrist back and drop your racket arm
Unload and transfer your wieght forward
Swing the racket in a C shaped movement as you approach the ball
Hit the ball just a little in front of the body and when it is around waist high
At contact, the strings should face your target, in this case your opponent's backhand
Remember, timing is key
For the inside out forehand, contact the ball a little later than you would for the down the line
The Follow through
Step forward and extend the racket forward after contact and swing it across above your shoulder
Accelerate through contact in one movement until your follow through
Ask your partner to feed you balls on the backhand and practice your inside out forehand
Enjoy your game
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