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How to Hit an Inside Out Forehand

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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.

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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

The preparation

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

The 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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