Coach CornerTechniquesUse of wrist looping underspin balls
rogertilton asked 2 weeks ago

In watching your video on use of the wrist on the forehand topspin your examples were almost exclusively on hitting balls coming to you with topspin. I assume that the use of the wrist would also apply as a good technique when looping underspin balls with your forehand. Could you just confirm this along with any comments you may have on this?

1 Answers
TomTom Academy Coach answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Roger,

Yes youbcan definitely apply this same wrist movement to help against playing backspin balls too. In fact I would say it’s probably even more important in helping generate the extra spin and light touch on the ball required for these type of shots.

The wrist allows you to be more flexible in your shots in terms of direction and creating spin. It’s just important to remember not to have a wrist movement which is too big, this can result in inconsistent contact on the ball and a lack of control. So just accelerate the wrist through at the end of the shot just bofre and thorough the contact point for maximum effect!

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger

rogertilton
replied 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom. That’s helpful.

Roger
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