001 – FOREHAND – INDEX

There’s no one-size-fits-all path to technical tennis knowledge.
However, I’ve engineered these first sections to follow a logical progression. If you are new to technical tennis, I advise you start at the beginning and work your way through them all one by one.
And if you aren’t new to tennis?
I advise you do the same, because THE TENNIS BOOK is like no other sports manual – this is TECHNICAL TENNIS AS ART (or as close as I can make it) – and the sooner you get an understanding of the way I write and present stroke detail, the better for us all.

This INDEX PAGE structure will be refined as we go.
Future essays, articles and simple tips etc., will appear as POSTS, though I will try to include links to relevant posts on each Index page.

FOREHAND – THE GOOD SHAPE

We’re building forehands that are (both past and) future proof, and this is a required shape..


FOREHAND – GETTING A GRIP

…the shape… determines the grip… which determines the game… which equips the individual


FOREHAND – THE PALM PRINCIPLE

The palm is a key to developing the right forehand for the job


THE FOREHAND – A GOOD TURN

Turn and let’s get this stroke on the court


FOREHAND – SWING FOR IT

The ‘swing’ doesn’t quite cut it as a description of the modern forehand, but it’s a measured start.


FOREHAND – CONNECT 3

Three things determine the perfect contact on every stroke.


FOREHAND – TOPSPIN

Topspin demands the primary shape.

Visual Emphasis – KATHY RINALDI


FOREHAND – HUNTERS OF THE FALL

Learning to move… with a clearly defined purpose.


FOREHAND – READ & REACT

Learning to read is the foundation of a good forehand.


FOREHAND – MAGNETIC CONTACT

Create magnetism in your groundstroke.


FOREHAND – FRONT-FOOTING

Front foot aggression – or not.


FOREHAND – – BACK-FOOTING

Back foot forehands, as a stroke ‘choice’.


FOREHAND – OPEN AND CLOSED CASE

‘Stance’ ? – An open and closed case for limited terminology.


FOREHAND – LOOP = THE POWER CYCLE

Looping up a force to be reckoned with.


FOREHAND – SPUN

Add some spin.


FOREHAND – THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Give direction to your efforts.


FOREHAND – AGGRESSIVE BACK-FOOTING

Attacking off the back foot.