Should Your Arm Be Straight At Contact Like Federer
Today’s tennis lesson is going to be about the forehand. Most players will get lessons from coaches showing them how Roger Federer’s arm is straight on the forehand.
If you can get your arm straight on your forehand like Roger Federer, that is great. The problem is that most players will never be able to do that on their forehand. If you cannot get your arm straight, don’t worry though.
As a professional player, I had a very good forehand with my arm bent during contact. There are other big forehands on tour that have bent arms at contact as well.
“Feeling” Of Having A Straight Arm
Instead of physically making your arm go straight at contact on the forehand, you can create the “feeling” of having a straight arm. This will help you create space with your stroke.
By “feeling” a straight arm even though it will most likely still be bent at contact, you won’t feel as close to the ball. Just make sure your arm feels relaxed when you practice this “feeling.”
Go ahead and take this tennis tip out with you on the court, and see if you can feel more more space at contact on your forehand.