– Hey, guys, Nate from
PlayYourCourt.com here, and today I’m gonna show you why Nick Kyrgios’ forehand
is better than yours. (swishing echo) So, today we’re going to dissect
the Nick Kyrgios Forehand, and just a heads up, this
is a more advanced video. If you don’t have a PlayYourCourt rating of at least 80 or above, I
really wouldn’t recommend tryin’ to implement any of this
into your forehand just yet. Also, if you’re not familiar
with our rating system, a PlayYourCourt rating
of 80 is the equivalent of an advanced level
player or a USTA four five. So, if you’re at this level or
above, this video is for you. So, why is Nick Kyrgios’ forehand better than yours, all right? Let’s first talk about the big improvement on the shorten stroke mechanics
that create a quick lag and then a slingshot
effect that focuses totally on the swing out in front. What does all that mean? Bunch’a mumbo jumbo, right? What we’re talking
about is the development of the forehand in the modern day. The speed of today’s game has
gotten so big on the pro tour that the days of takin’
the racket all the way back and creating sound
contact have been removed. The fundamentals have now been replaced with quick, exaggerated slingshot strokes, focusing on contact out in front. How can we apply this at our level, a recreational level, to improve our game? Let’s first start with the basic mechanics of most of our strokes. A lot of us are still
takin’ the racket back with the head up, and allowing
the racket to get behind us. The big no-no here is where
the racket, as you can see, on the left side of my
body, creates too much time to get to the ball, all right? So, not all of us are gonna
be blessed with Nick Kyrgios’ rockethead speed, his quick muscle twitch, but what we can improve is our contact. A lot of power comes from contact. So, with Nick Kyrgios’ forehand,
the main element I want you to focus on is the contact out in front and finishin’ your swing
by shortening your stroke. So, let’s jump right in. How are we talkin’ about joint position? So, the first thing
that Nick does is he has an exaggerated elbow
position with both elbows up. As the racket is comin’ in on his side, you’ll see that both elbows are elevated, and he’s actually pulling his elbow back to create a slingshot method, all right? So, now with the racket entered
into the slot, all right, the slot being the mechanism into which I’m gonna fire my hips
and create acceleration, he can easily find contact out in front and finish all the way through. So, replacing the days of
having to get the pendulum all the way down and then working up, much like a roller coaster would work, to get the contact, it becomes a slingshot that works out the contact that takes less time to get to the ball. So, some of you are gonna find that when you go out and practice this, you can’t find the joint
position, all right? So, the main thing I want
you to start with is, once your elbows are up,
when you get turned sideways, I want you to focus on inverting
your non-dominant hand, and what this is gonna do is allow you to keep the joint position
through the stroke, all the way through. What this does is it allows us to keep the elbow moving
here as opposed to tucking, like the traditional
forehand, and rolling. Just a little trick that might help you with your joint position. In summary, here are the
four steps that you need to hit your forehand like Nick Kyrgios. Step one, joint position,
keeping the elbows up, so that you can take the racket back with your elbow pulling
it like a slingshot. Step two, inverting the
hand to help you stay in this particular joint position. Step three, shortening the
stroke on the side of your body and creating contact well out in front. Step four, finishing with a
loose hand all the way through, and with these four steps, I’m
confident you’ll be crushing you opponent with your
monster forehand in no time. – So, I hope you enjoyed this video, I really want you to
improve your tennis game, the problem is, I don’t
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Dennis Veasley

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