How to hit a forehand like Roger Federer

Published by TenniSmash

Roger Federer owns one of the most devastating forehands in the history of tennis. But how does he do it (and what can you learn from the Great One)? Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua is on hand to narrate you through the stages of the Federer forehand.

If you can’t wait to watch the video, there are a number of key things to concentrate on when Roger winds up for a forehand:

1. He gets into position very quickly, meaning he can get to the ball at the top of the bounce.
2. He takes his racquet back early and waits for his opponent to commit to a direction.
3. He adopts a wide stance. This means that he loads up on the right leg, swings his left arm out to rotate his right shoulder forward and then accelerates through the ball like a coil.
4. His eyes are always locked on the ball. This intense focus means that he always aims to hit the ball in the centre of the racquet.

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