1-2 Rhythm: Forehand

Nick Wheatley

1-2 Rhythm: deliberate then explosive.

This new series introduces a simple concept I call 1-2 Rhythm. What is 1-2 Rhythm? 1-2 Rhythm breaks the timing of tennis strokes into two parts, or phases.

Phase 1 is the setup phase, which is smooth and deliberate. Phase 2 is the execution phase which is explosive and full of energy.

1-2 Rhythm can help players improve their timing and their energy transfer into their shots. It applies across all strokes, and in this first article we'll see how that works on the forehand.

A commonality among elite players is exceptional rhythm. I have found that focusing on improving rhythm can work wonders for players of all levels, even those who may have technically less efficient swings.

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