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Tennis Forehand Approach – Low Balls | Connecting Tennis

February 6, 2020

Hey guys Gaston from Connecting Tennis
here welcome to another video quick reminder again I keep telling you
last week to register for the forehand week you have the link in the
description I’m so happy because we are already over the 400 people register so
I mean it’s been amazing and you know what’s the best thing people register
and they’re already interacting with me sending emails and telling me things you
know problems that they have with the forehand we’re really working before
the forehand week is happening so come on click the link register let’s start to
to work and improve so let’s get to today’s video today we’re gonna talk
about the low ball in the approach okay ball that you probably hit an approach
and go to a net from the height of your knee or lower and I’m gonna show just
some tips on how to lift them with the hand how to brush them just to put them
make them deep and then you are able to go to an it and no giveaway and easy ball
alright let’s get to it all right so I’m gonna show you a couple
of shots from here and then after the shots we’re gonna talk a little on the
things that I did so I want to before to see what I’m doing with my hand and the
finishing okay on the forehand to lift it I probably put some if I find you
know I don’t like to put so much of the pros I like to train myself to show you
the best because the pros are on a different level alright sometimes it’s
good you know to compare but I like to show you how to perform how to do it and
that’s why I train and I’ll keep training to show you so I’m just gonna
hit a couple balls and then we talk more about this all right so you could see they’re from
different angles how I get I was hitting almost all the balls about the service
line that’s from actually from where you do it because if you are closer to the
net you know that shot it’ll be really hard and you’d have to put so much risk into
it because the clearance over the net will be much tougher so probably in those
cases you would have to do you know a slice or just a slice and take it more
with like to Continental grip just take it and then go to a net but from there is
the perfect place to do it even a little more behind also it’s very acceptable so
you could see there that the tip and I want to give you is that there is almost
none work from the legs there’s no like a forehand that you’re gonna step here and hit there is just a little a little bent just to help bring the ball up because the
only thing you actually need is just make a good brushing and if you could I
mean the good the people you know pay attention if you didn’t just go back and
watch it again the sound of the ball is very important you don’t have an impact
on it you only have to rushing and what I was doing is just getting in now you
are not gonna hit the ball all the way in front like would be normal forehand
you let it come a little and hit it more in the line of your front foot so here
let’s say I’m going to that side here I let the ball get a little I hear it but
as soon as I make contact I just brush fast you know going up
I don’t I almost don’t go forward it’s everything from contact rushing up all
right I’m gonna put after this record it from the side you’re gonna be able to
see that perfect so watch after this talking okay I’m just gonna close the
video with this brushing up from the side and then going to the other side same thing I just let it come to the line of my front foot hit it and after I make contact a fast brushing up to make just
you just need to make the clearance over the net all right ifyou have any
questions if you haven’t tried the shot just right practice and let me know how
it goes comments questions video suggestions
anything leave it behind here under here on the comments remember the link for
the forehand week is here I will just leave you with this side view thank you guys
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  • Reply TNToncourt January 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I was only practising this the other day and had to use the top part of the strings in order to do an aggressive vertical swing, making sure my hand was near my head when i finished the stroke. It seemed to work…

  • Reply TNToncourt January 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I hope the ball girl has taken out a life insurance Lol

  • Reply Wally Friend January 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Gaston, thanks for the video. I do exactly what you show when going down the line, that is go straight up and finish on the same side. When I approach crosscourt (out of necessity) I use more of a late buggy whip and finish around my shoulder. I will try using this crosscourt shot when I'm at the center of the court, thanks.

  • Reply VL Ruata Sailo January 31, 2020 at 3:50 pm


  • Reply horizon January 31, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    super conseil merci continue comme ca.

  • Reply alessandro signorini January 31, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Nice advice

  • Reply _xXLuigiMaSterXx_ January 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Gastón muy buen video, tengo una duda acerca del forehand: cuando me mandan una bola profunda con altura, cuestión que tengo que retroceder, generalmente la regalo o se me queda en la red. ¿Cómo soluciono eso? Muchas gracias y seguí así PAPAAA, YA REGISTRADO ON THE FOREHAND WEEK

  • Reply Michael January 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    What are the thumbdowns all about? It's a good tip.

  • Reply alessandro signorini January 31, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I usually struggle a lot with this low midcourt short, i will try this finish next time on court, it seems a sort of Nadal forehand without his lasso move over the head

  • Reply fsilber January 31, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I think this technique will work only if you use a powerful, large-headed, lightweight graphite racket. With a regular 13oz. wooden racket with 65 string bed it would be difficult to pull off a shot like this.

  • Reply อารีย์ วิเชียรฉาย February 1, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Tennis one hand-backhand approach low ball please!

  • Reply Antonio Cuscito February 1, 2020 at 11:26 am

    More slow motion please! 🙏

  • Reply jose prata February 1, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Always great insigth and teaching.

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