– Hey, guys. Nate here with PlayYourCourt, and today we’re gonna talk
about why the non-dominate hand is so important on the forehand. Alright guys, today we’re talking about the non-dominate hand
and why it’s so critical on the forehand, and for you
in the PlayYourCourt community this is for players 50 to 70, and for players outside of the community, this is for three-o to
a four-o in USTA terms. So let’s dive in, what
are we talking about, the non-dominate arm. So, for us righties,
obviously the left arm, and we’re talking about
this picture that we see of Roger Federer, or this arm
out to the side, right? It’s one of the pictures we see more often because he really,
really makes an emphasis of getting that arm to the side. So what are the advantages? Alright, so, back in the
day, most of us learned tee formation to hit our forehand, and the problem is this
is a bit antiquated, because we’re not hitting
the ball in front of us on a linear line. We’re hitting the ball in
front of us to the side of us. So this hand helps us tee the ball up. A good friend of mine coined this term, and it’s an advantage
that we have in golf. You have the ball on a tee,
and you have a line of sight to what your target is, alright? With tennis, with the ball
moving in an excess of anywhere from 50 to 90
mph, we need to figure out how to tee this particular ball up. And with the ball being
on the side of the body, it allows us to do this. What it also allows us to do is to properly ensure a shoulder turn. So from my righty position,
my non-dominate hand is on the throat of the racket, and as I take the racket back
with that non-dominate hand, you’ll see my left shoulder has to turn. So, where the open stance has
become so immensely popular, one of the problems
with it is we often see the hand staying over here, and us hitting with our shoulder open. If I remember to take my left
hand back with the racket, there’s no way I’m hitting
with my shoulders open. One of the other issues that we see with a lot of recreational players, they do something we call
the stop drop and roll. And it is exactly what it sounds like; they go to hit the ball and
they take their left hand and they tuck. What ends up happening is if you tuck, you’re gonna roll, and you’re gonna roll
right out of your forehand. You’re gonna open too early, and you’re gonna reach for the ball. You really want this coil motion, and if you really think about
what it should feel like, imagine throwing a medicine ball. It’s why we see the pros so often throwing the medicine ball. I want both shoulders working
with the hips, alright? So, what this non-dominate hand is doing is a lot of important factors. It’s squaring us up so that we’re teeing, teeing up the ball, finding contact, it’s ensuring the shoulder turn, and then also, and
finally, it’s allowing us to work together, shoulders and hips, to finish together. Okay, so Roger Federer’s
definitely doing it, you can see it, it’s more defined but
every pro on the tour with the exception of maybe Serena and a few of the other players, they’re all getting this
massive shoulder turn. So, if you’re not doing it,
try to add it to your game, and just remember, when you
go to take your racket back, keep the left hand with the throat, and it’s gonna happen all on its own. Guys, I really hope
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Dennis Veasley

5 thoughts on “The Importance Of Your Non-Dominant Hand On Your Forehand – Forehand Secret”

  1. Don't forget to check out the PlayYourCourt community to receive custom video coaching, find practice partners and improve your tennis game. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2HN0uIb

  2. Also, carry the weight of the racquet with the non-dominant arm keeping the hitting arm relaxed through the preparation/unit turn and swing.

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