Thanks a lot !
if you cant afford tennis lessons… youtube xD
pretty good video but your grip is not eastern your semi-western
How do you hit a high ball like shoulder high with that motion? Thanks!
thats my middleschool WOOOOOT
this has helped my forehand better than any thing I have done in the last past10 years
that's not easy 🙁 i can hit very good backhand , i can't hit good forehand 🙁
Too complicated, too much emphasis on feet rather than hands and hand-eye coordination. Oscar Wegner is still the best imo.
very good coach, physically fit, young, and very experienced in the techniques of modern tennis.
just lost a game to pops. ready to make a comeback now
this is excellent instruction and break down of all the components of a forehand.. Too many videos on here only cover one or two aspects of the stroke. I love this! easy to understand, good demonstration, not too much talking, well edited. Where do you teach?
I'll probably get flamed for this, but I really don't see what is so hard about the technique of a forehand. I have never had a tennis lesson in my life, and I knew all the stuff this guy said – really just common sense if you think about try to hit through the ball with topspin. The hard part is getting the muscle memory and consistency down to hit the shot well, but the technique is pretty simple.
Heheh "when you explode on to the ball"…
No its not gone, different grips and height of balls result in different follow through's .
Unfortunately many coaches copy players and other coaches and don't understand what they teach most of the times .
4:50 where does the racquet finish in this video ?
overall, got just to say its a real nice video and this coach explains nicely .
my coach is epic she was number 50 – 34 in the world 1970 – 1980 its true her name is adriana something but look it up message me back if you know who she is oh ya and number 5 in doubles now shes a elder not raelly like 50
sorry about my bad spelling my keyboard is broken
wow, absolutely incredible, this one simple video has improved my tennis game so much. the follow through to your head doesnt work anymore, cross your chest is definitely the way to go, a lot more spin and power.
The coach omits the name of Roger Federer in the beginning. Goes on to show that no matter how technically sound you are, it is impossible to play the forehand the way Federer does:)
awesome tip about the upwards flick of the wrist just before impact. thx.
Great video. Short and sweet. One thing I was a little confused about is the grip. I always thought the ww forehand was hit with a semi-western grip, but you talk about the eastern grip, correct?
wrong ..your are taking about the eastern grip….but is not the way….this is more semi western grip ….than eastern….
The grip that he talked about and demonstrated (the eastern forehand grip) is not used by any of the players he mentioned. Those players use a semi western grip. Concerning the finishes, which one is correct (over the shoulder, on the side of your body, or in your pocket)? They are all correct. It all has to do with your court positioning when you hit the shot (close to net = in your pocket, at the back fence = over the shoulder or even reverse finish).
You have very sound biomechanics yourself (and teaching points as well!)
Hi Mario, im just wondering which fingers do i have to use to grip the racquet?All fingers? Thumb+index+middle, middle+ring+pinky etc..?Because a high level player once told me that middle+ring is sufficient since it allows more flexibility on my wrist and make my hand to move freely as long as i don't grip tightly, and the index is used to drive the racquet during motion.I agree with him on some points because with the all fingers grip my racquet motion is completely unatural.Thx a lot!
You have a small mistake here. if you want to know it contact me in private i will tell you what it is.
Anyway your a great coach . all your videos are great I hope many find them and learn the correct way .
if the raquet follow through over the shoulder is something that's over, gone as he says, why does he do it himself?! Just watch the very last time he hits the forehand in the vid, at 5.46
hi mario do you teach foreign students in the academy and if so, what is the age limit?
thank you for good vid.
excellent. simple explanations and not following through over the shoulder with open stance.
Hello Mario, thank you for your advices. So good. I tremendously improved my two handed backhand after watching your lesson here. Now I can hit winners also with my forehand, thanx.
I wonder if you have to do a similar wrist snap (like the one for 2HB) also for the forehand. Do you do it? Same way?
" Now I can hit winners also with my forehand, thanx." sorry… I mean: Now I can hit winners also with my backhand, of course.
Hey coach Llano I don't understand the whole wipe across and racket drop part of your lesson. Could you give me some more examples or go more in depth in explaining that to me on that?
hitting the ball too close to your body
no one can hit the back hand and forehand like federer does :D.
very good practis!
Thank you Mario. Your Video is simply excellent! Greetings from Switzerland, Kosmas
This is an excellent video! You keep it simple yet cover the range of necessary points. That takes a lot of work and expertise! Great job! Thank you!
Cool video. Thank you very much
It's rather because Federer's forehand is slightly different from the one shown here, in the sense that he swings more from the shoulder and lets the arm extend all the way through contact.
No two persons grab a racquet the same way when its lying on the ground. Mario should just say "place the index base knuckle on bevel #3 for the Eastern grip and on bevel #4 for the Semi-Western grip (for more topspin)
i am sending this video to all my tennis partners and friendsq, as it is of a great quality. It's really a very modern perfect technic! Thanks MARIO
Greta, loved it! It helped me a lot.
Thanks Mario. Great video.
Great tips Mario, I cannot thank you enough..:)
Now i know that i do everything wrong:) Thank you!
That's a semi-western grip.
I didn't really know of any other way to use a forehand grip. I've just been unconsciously using semi western for as long as I can remember. Only time I switch it up is when I use continental for serving.
Great video, thaks for the tips!
technically, if know which way the ball is coming during the split step
then u will reach the ball a step faster right?
Despite what you are saying you are following through high at abou 3 something minute of the clip. So I guess high follow throughs are not dead yet.
can I use a conventional grip for a windshield wiper process to do this forehand ?????
What do you mean by conventional? If you mean Eastern, you technically can, but you'd have to meet the ball far out front, and the wrist would be more active, which defeats the point of the windshield wiper forehand. Use semi-western or western with the windshield wiper; the wrist is passive, and rotation comes from the forearm.
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Great video ! 🙂
Useful Video,Thank you
I watch this video almost every time I'm about to play. This is great!
Everything on the foot work is right, but the pro's don't windshield wipe. I know your wrong because you didn't teach any pro's.
the most great video you are great teacher guy,..i am the beginner you teach it very clear and easy also it is natural hit the ball ,it is very usefull perfect ,thank you so much
I was wondering about the Federer thing. You're right, that explains it.
this guy should become a dance instructor
Very nice video!– Did i mı̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨ke you wipe your screen?
"Make sure you don't follow thru up. That is over". Really? Sorry, but your credibility went straight to the toilet with comments like that.
Not Eastern… semi western,
'Shake hands' grip is eastern
Love your videos …
Best I've seen for learning!!!!
Thank you mario!!!!!
Mario, great instructions. You have completely and accurately demonstrated the vital elements of what is now called the "ATP" (professional) forehand. Thanks.
Mario tries, but, I gotta agree that when he says that the "low to high is over," he lost me. Sorry, but physics hasn't changed since Mario (or anyone) became an instructor. Take a look at slow motion film shot at 30,000 frames. You will change that tip.
Great video.You have summed up the entire forehand and footwork very nicely.The Follow-through will very depending on the player and the amount of spin a player wants.But overall great job!!!!!!
You said that the forehand should not go over your shoulder
Rafa Novak and williams all go over the shoulder to name name just a few
He said that the snap is right before the contact but that isnt right , they are tons of slow videos on internet where you can see clearly that the snap of the racket wiper, starts after the racket make contact trough ball.The video doesnt lie but for human eye is imposible to see .
You only have to watch djork or williams or nadal to see the racket ends up over their shoulder not round their waist like you suggest .
When you demonstrate racket head goes round your body bit when you hit our racket head goes over your shoulder
THANK YOU, gotta play with my mentor for the first time as he has been busy, he's 57, I'm 19, so I don't want him running for the tennis ball all the time lol
Good tips. Ball contact is made primarily when your body weight is on the right foot. Right? Thanks.
except for getting the grip wrong this guys a good coach,hes a good communicator which makes a great coach..
a tremendous help to prevent forehand breaking down in a middle of the match, hope to see you take the backhand breakdown to the next level, like you did with the forehand!!!Thankyou again.
Very useful tips.Thank you very much
You are an amazing coach. Thank you for this video!
Cool tips…thanks…Would prefer if you could summarize the points on the end of the video or in the summary section.
"Split step"… good point.
Hi Mario, this is one of the best videos on learning how to hit a modern forehand. Thank you very much for sharing it, I have also watched the video on "the angle", which was also very helpful. One thing I would like to ask you is how far you take the racquet back? Any recommendations from your side would be very much appreciated. Martin
This guy doesn't actually understand the physics of forehand. This video will not teach you the proper forehand.
I am happy to see that Zorro is getting a new career in tennis
Great tutorial! I really needed help for forehand! Thanks!!
When you take the racquet back, you don’t tap the dog like rick macci. What difference does it make? This way is easier to hit.
Great video Mario. But the grip to me looks Western. (ie the frying pan). I wS taught
very informative and complete instructions. Come up with many more videos other coaches don't touch up on . Great
was it an eastern or a semi western grip?
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