The modern pro game is phenomenally varied and technically complex, something we have spent the last decade studying on Tennisplayer! But pro players still provide the ultimate models for fundamentals.
In this new series we address these foundational elements in the strokes of the world’s best players. To do this we'll drill down to the core commonalities, the small number basic positions and motions that underlie the diversities, apparent and real.
These are the prerequisites every player needs to create a rock solid technical base for the present, and for the future.
In this article we’ll address the foundational shot for most players: the forehand. Let’s look at three seemingly very different forehands: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. Despite the many variations between them, they all share 3 key positions—and here they are! The same positions you can develop no matter what your level.