Tennis Tips – Forehand – – Mario Llano – Learn How To Hit  a Forehand
Tennis Tips – Forehand – – Mario Llano – Learn How To Hit a Forehand

100 thoughts on “Tennis Tips – Forehand – – Mario Llano – Learn How To Hit a Forehand”

  1. Mario Llano says:

    Thanks a lot !

  2. Jf4n9 says:

    if you cant afford tennis lessons… youtube xD

  3. MrJLivermore says:

    pretty good video but your grip is not eastern your semi-western

  4. Greg Dalit says:

    How do you hit a high ball like shoulder high with that motion? Thanks!

  5. mjv359 says:

    thats my middleschool WOOOOOT

  6. jonnywilco says:

    this has helped my forehand better than any thing I have done in the last past10 years

  7. Mert Ali Alkan says:

    that's not easy 🙁 i can hit very good backhand , i can't hit good forehand 🙁

  8. pr4nk5tr says:

    Too complicated, too much emphasis on feet rather than hands and hand-eye coordination. Oscar Wegner is still the best imo.

  9. Mariano Pettarin says:

    very good coach, physically fit, young, and very experienced in the techniques of modern tennis.

  10. Praise Eze says:

    just lost a game to pops. ready to make a comeback now

  11. MrTacox3 says:

    great video.

  12. 3Camj says:

    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?

  13. Douglas Boyd says:

    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.

  14. CanadianCafe says:

    Heheh "when you explode on to the ball"…

  15. Tennis Avi-ram says:

    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 .

  16. Tennis Avi-ram says:

    4:50 where does the racquet finish in this video ?

  17. Tennis Avi-ram says:

    overall, got just to say its a real nice video and this coach explains nicely .

  18. dido franceschi says:

    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

  19. dido franceschi says:

    sorry about my bad spelling my keyboard is broken

  20. Bear Tenderfoot says:

    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.

  21. 86dkms says:

    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:)

  22. FairwayJack says:

    awesome tip about the upwards flick of the wrist just before impact. thx.

  23. Joe Egan says:

    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?

  24. CONS says:

    wrong ..your are taking about the eastern grip….but is not the way….this is more semi western grip ….than eastern….

  25. stallieboy says:

    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).

  26. Kyle H says:

    You have very sound biomechanics yourself (and teaching points as well!)

  27. Eyal Michaeli says:


  28. michaelbron says:

    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!

  29. Tennis Avi-ram says:

    You have a small mistake here. if you want to know it contact me in private i will tell you what it is.

  30. Tennis Avi-ram says:

    Anyway your a great coach . all your videos are great I hope many find them and learn the correct way .

  31. ginaargureer says:

    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

  32. Zheng Yang says:

    hi mario do you teach foreign students in the academy and if so, what is the age limit?

  33. แมคโครไบโอติก เชียงใหม่ says:

    thank you for good vid.

  34. Jordan McDonald says:

    excellent. simple explanations and not following through over the shoulder with open stance.

  35. mcnyte7 says:

    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?

  36. mcnyte7 says:

    " Now I can hit winners also with my forehand, thanx." sorry… I mean: Now I can hit winners also with my backhand, of course.

  37. Isaac Cepeda says:

    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?

  38. Janembamaste10 says:

    hitting the ball too close to your body

  39. Dustin Nguyen says:

    no one can hit the back hand and forehand like federer does :D.

  40. Aleksandar Jovanovic says:


  41. Eunjip Kim says:

    very good practis!

  42. Kosmas Asklipiadis says:

    Thank you Mario. Your Video is simply excellent! Greetings from Switzerland, Kosmas

  43. freewheel5 says:

    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!

  44. zgoosekeeper says:

    Cool video. Thank you very much

  45. walsham10 says:

    Very good

  46. pr4nk5tr says:

    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.

  47. GrumpyOldMan says:

    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

  49. Aaron Zhang says:

    Greta, loved it! It helped me a lot.

  50. Ben Jenkin says:

    Thanks Mario. Great video.

  51. natalie peters says:

    Great tips Mario, I cannot thank you enough..:)

  52. Tomas Houzar says:

    Now i know that i do everything wrong:) Thank you!

  53. HimmuraTube says:

    That's a semi-western grip.

  54. stevewondy says:

    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.

  55. iunes ferraz says:

    Great video, thaks for the tips!

  56. Debayan Roy says:

    technically, if know which way the ball is coming during the split step
    then u will reach the ball a step faster right?

  57. hayan says:

    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.

  58. Nithya Vijay says:

    can I use a conventional grip for a windshield wiper process to do this forehand ?????

  59. The One says:

    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.

  60. Jon Cooper says:

    big city funk by the ringtones

  61. iMinas says:

    Great video ! 🙂

  62. charlrun says:

    Useful Video,Thank you

  63. Troy D.C. Thompson says:

    I watch this video almost every time I'm about to play. This is great!

  64. Ally Friedman says:

    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.

  65. Wan Nanthakhan says:

    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 

  66. Oopss7 says:

    I was wondering about the Federer thing. You're right, that explains it.

  67. Lehakwe Tloti says:

    this guy should become a dance instructor

  68. ThinkerThunker says:


  69. TheMowgli1990 says:

    Very nice video!
    – Did i mı̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨ke you wipe your screen?

  70. chas lancer says:

    "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.

  71. ARTZY64 says:

    Not Eastern… semi western,

    'Shake hands' grip is eastern

  72. Robert Darling says:

    Love your videos …

    Best I've seen for learning!!!!

    Thank you mario!!!!!

  73. Michael Chinn says:

    Mario, great instructions.  You have completely and accurately demonstrated the vital elements of what is now called the "ATP" (professional) forehand. Thanks.

  74. John Prickitt says:

    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.

  75. Viper ACR says:

    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!!!!!!

  76. A N says:

    Perfect illustrations,

  77. Ben Stooke says:

    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

  78. cristina valladares says:


  79. agradina says:

    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 .

  80. MrGirodog says:

    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 .

  81. MrGirodog says:

    When you demonstrate racket head goes round your body bit when you hit our racket head goes over your shoulder

  82. NIGHT2PWN says:

    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

  83. Lord Byron says:

    Good tips. Ball contact is made primarily when your body weight is on the right foot. Right? Thanks.

  84. Ronnie Mcinerney says:

    except for getting the grip wrong this guys a good coach,hes a good communicator which makes a great coach..

  85. karl spring says:

    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.

  86. Rusira Peiris says:

    Very useful tips.
    Thank you very much

  87. Laurențiu Andronache says:

    You are an amazing coach. Thank you for this video!

  88. Ramy G says:

    Cool tips…thanks…Would prefer if you could summarize the points on the end of the video or in the summary section.

  89. Ramy G says:

    "Split step"… good point.

  90. odraudelael says:

    Hey Fabio

  91. Martin Feldkircher says:

    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

  92. שלומי שי - זמין כל הזמן says:

    בהצלחה .

  93. alienspy77 says:

    This guy doesn't actually understand the physics of forehand. This video will not teach you the proper forehand.

  94. Salvador Allende says:

    I am happy to see that Zorro is getting a new career in tennis

  95. Hilary Ngo says:

    Great tutorial! I really needed help for forehand! Thanks!!

  96. Alex says:,

  97. Sung Lee says:

    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.

  98. Richard Milford says:

    Great video Mario. But the grip to me looks Western. (ie the frying pan). I wS taught

  99. sandy says:

    very informative and complete instructions. Come up with many more videos other coaches don't touch up on . Great

  100. Atty Bong says:

    was it an eastern or a semi western grip?

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