Coach CornerTechniquesAdding power to forehand
ReeceTowe123 asked 4 days ago

I have been playing for  near 2 years now and have been training a lot especially when it comes to spin development i can topspin very consistebtly with a lot of spin and good power but my coach says i need to hit forward more as in i should hit through the ball more. He said i will keep most of the spin as i am only hitting through the ball a bit more but the ball will be much lower and faster is this correct i notice many top chinese players such as ma long do this. Should i practice this shot now and change this to my normal forehand? I find when i do it i make more mistakes but i think i should adjust when i get used to putting the ball lower to the net. What are your thoughts on this?

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TomTom Academy Coach answered 1 day ago

I think he your coach is correct if you are struggling to get power. Of course you do still need to have a good contact on the ball to produce a bit of topspin and with practice it will improve for sure. It’s hard to say that you make it your normal forehand because you need different shots at different times and situations but it will definitely help if you can learn a more powerful and aggressive forehand to win more points with. But still be able to play with spin and control when needed

ReeceTowe123
replied 7 hours ago

Thanks tom i have noticed that pro players get a lot more power than i can imagine compared to the average player i get a good bit of power but from what i can see the pro’s just have a completely different level of power is this hitting through the ball a bit more a key technical point to getting more power? Ard there any other general points to getting more power?

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