Okay, in this segment, we just talked about
the topspin forehand, so we’re going to have Darren demonstrate it with a regular tennis
ball and then with the nerf ball. I suggest all players go and get some of these, because
if you’re a beginner, this is the best way to keep it in play, which we will demonstrate
in another segment of this series. But Darren’s going to show us how to hit the topspin forehand
against the wall, and he’s going to hit it at his moderate pace so he can control it.
So Darren, let’s see what you can do here. So you see how he’s brushing up on the ball,
which gives it the topspin, and then he’s moving his feet, so he gets in position to
hit every ball. Okay, that’s pretty good, Darren, let’s try you with the nerf ball now.
So you can see how the nerf ball is a bigger target. It slows the ball down, but it allows
you to work on your stroke, and it allows you to work on your movement. So if you do this as much as you can at home
or at a park, or against the wall at your club, your game will improve faster than just
about anything else you can do.