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Definition: Stroke used in a game of tennis when the ball goes to the forehand side of a player. See Wikipedia Definition
Before ball arrives always be in the "ready position" on the balls of your feet and knees slightly bent.
Back swing with side turned to target: pivot on non-racket foot, bring racket back, move whole arm (wrist is locked), weight on back foot.
Weight transfer: back foot to front foot, racket moves from low to high.
Contact point - contact ball at waist level.
Follow through - racket continues to rise across the body, up towards opposite shoulder, pivot back and return to ready position.
Video of Forehand Stroke (opens new browser window and goes outside of PEC)
Submitted by Sam Norman in Carrollton, GA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 11/27/2007 11:39:18 AM. Viewed 19618 times since 3/7/2005.