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Tennis Forehand: Hit Amazing Forehands In 5 Steps

Former top 100 ATP Player and USTA High-Performance Coach, Jeff Salzenstein shares five steps that are going to help you hit amazing tennis forehands. He does a detailed breakdown of each forehand component, so you know exactly what to focus on the court.

Below, you’ll find a brief summary of Jeff’s 5- step formula to hit amazing forehands.

1. Grip And Ready Position
Use the semi western grip for the forehand. Start with your racquet slightly up and angled, so
it makes your first move easier and more compact.

2. First Move
Separate both arms early, so you do not get jammed. Have your off arm pulling across the
body to create proper spacing, and shoulder turn.

3. Backswing
Get your elbow away from the body on your first move. Focus on relaxation for your wrist and
hitting arm, as this will help you find the “lagging” position easier prior to contact.

4. Contact Point
Keeping your arm completely straight at contact is a very advanced concept. Have your arm
natural and relaxed, so it’ll be slightly bent when you hit the ball.

5. Finish
Finish your forehand over the shoulder, and “catch the racquet” at the end of the swing.

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About Jeff Salzenstein
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Jeff Salzenstein is recognized as one of the top coaches in the world helping players all over the world with his on court expertise and powerful online tennis lessons. He has created several successful online programs that have positively impacted thousands of players of all levels from beginners to top touring pros using his cutting edge teaching methods…

Jeff was a top 100 ATP professional in singles and doubles and was the oldest American to ever break the top 100 in the world after the age of 30. During his 11 year pro career filled with injuries and setbacks, Jeff was determined to discover simple methods to make tennis learning easy and fun for himself and for all players committed to improving. Jeff is passionate about peak performance in the areas of nutrition, fitness, injury prevention, and mindset, and much more.

Jeff was also a 2 time All-American, national champion and team captain at Stanford University where he received his BA in Economics.

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  1. Tennis Evolution - Online Tennis Lessons

    Forehand myths debunked: Former Top 100 ATP Pro, Jeff Salzenstein, is exposing 3 common myths that could be crippling your forehands potential. Most players make at least 1 of these 3 mistakes… Do you?

    Want to improve your tennis anywhere and on the go?

    How about getting a free tennis course including powerful lessons on the serve.

    If you’re on a mobile device in the US or Canada, you can tap to the text here to get a FREE Tennis Course in the Tennis Evolution APP from Former Top 100 ATP Pro, Jeff Salzenstein.

    You can text YOUTUBE to 720-730-2090 to get the FREE tennis course inside the Tennis Evolution APP.

    If you’re not on a mobile device or are outside the US and Canada, you can click this link to get a free Tennis Course inside the Tennis Evolution APP.

  2. Simple easy to follow, great job!
    Question: I am dealing with a wrist injury , what is the key to avoid further wrist injury when following these steps? I really appreciate your help.

  3. Video about opening up too early on the forehand please

  4. could you make a video on how not to open up too early ( body rotation ) and how to stop it , on the forehand and 2hand backhand – this is a very common mistake at club level including myself .
    Distance from the ball at contact – head still , eyes on ball ect , breaking arm . ect ect

  5. Great video as always, Jeff!

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