Many club level players misinterpret whats going on at the professional level and hit. For runaround forehands and the forehands they dont have to move for they tend to use their favourite stance closed or semi open mostly. Comparison of open and closed stance forehand strokes among. In this video i discuss whether or not you should hit open stance forehands or more neutral stance forehands. With the open stance backhand on the wide balls, players will stay down during and after the hit. This stance is especially useful when you deal with higherbouncing topspin shots coming at you. Where your traditional step down the court left leg forwards for rh tends to be more of a step action, the open stance is more of a lean. Recently imlemented and seems to be helping me prevent overthetop swings and more serious pulls. So, well move less and recover faster compared to a neutral stance forehand on a wide ball.
A players ability to develop both an open and closed stance begins with footwork. Impacts of a square, closed, and open stance in golf. Use the closed stance tennis forehand when the ball is in the middle of. There are three basic ways to stand or your stance when you hit a forehand. This video covers the open stance forehands vs the closed stance. When watching great players like rafael nadal and serena williams, youll see a lot of open stance shots. In todays tennis game we cannot get away with hitting everything from one stance. Slightly closed with wedges with each successive iron closed a bit more per the hogan stance chart.
Correct me if i am wrong, but i think that is because you have to rotate earlier in the open stance. The open stance forehand requires very different technique from the closed stance. Tennis players like gael monfils as well as andy roddick commonly use this type of tennis serve stance. Three primary forehand stances open stance, closed. A closed stance is ideal for topspin approach shots. Please logout of our main site then login again on our home page. Oct 25, 2017 kennis, it is actually the other way around. It must be noted that there are possible variations to the pinpoint stance. Yesterday i pulled several short irons on par 3 tee shots and approaches. You first position your feet for a closed stance by setting up in a normal, square stance. You have the neutral stance, you have an open stance and a closed stance.
How to hit an open stance forehand bleacher report latest. Today, the follow through usually ends on the opposite side from where the stroke originated. Open vs closed stance open stance forehand youtube. In this video youre going to learn which stance you should use for each situation on the court and when to use it. Every time you hit a tennis forehand you choose how you position your feet what stance you will use.
As a general guideline though, there are 4 stances that are often used in tennis and they are. In the modern game, you dont need just open or closed, you need to use all 4 stances according to your position on the court and the location of the ball. Many advanced archers use this stance as they are more comfortable with it. Jun 16, 2009 i am a professional tennis instructor. Tennis is a sport that has evolved tremendously over the past years. In the modern game, you dont need just open or closed, you need to use all. To adapt, people who use the closed stance pivot their front feet to face the net as they uncoil. Aug 28, 2009 tennis how to hit an open stance forehand eduardo afini contributor iii august 28, 2009 comments. I noticed that in the closed stance there is more weight on your left footfor the forehand or on the right footfor the backhand as you end the loading phase and start to drive up from both legs in comparing to the closed stance. Tennis forehand stances the open, neutral and closed. Most modern forehands are hit with a semi open or open stance. Dec 27, 2017 the modern game of tennis is often associated with open stance forehands and backhands since they allow for more power and take less time to execute. The overwhelming majority of forehands hit are open stance, where the shoulders and hips continue reading the open stance forehand.
This is the most common stance on the pro tour and a stance that everybody should use. Now that the dust has settled, experts agree that players have an advantage when theyre able to use all variations and stances depending on the situation. Tennis forehand technique 8 steps to a modern forehand feel. Comparison of open and closed stance forehand strokes. Many players want help with their tennis forehand and often ask me if they should hit with either an open. Pro drivers can make turns on the road by drifting the car and still control it. I highly recommend reading the prior post to get caught up on which forehand stance is best in particular court situations. In this video, you will learn about the two basic stances in tennis for the forehand. You can hit a forehand with an open, neutral, or closed stance, but you should stay away. This paper discusses the role of knee positioning and rangeof motion on the closedstance forehand tennis swing. Now you have all the tools to hit with a closed stance, with an open stance, to handle a variety of situations, really master this footwork, and the game is going to become so much easier on the forehand side. The analyses of tennis swing mechanics were performed using a computer model comprised of a fullbody model of a human and an inertial model of a racket.
The role of knee positioning and rangeofmotion on the. When watching great players like rafael nadal and serena williams, youll see a lot of openstance shots. Open stance vs closed stance in tennis corralejo tennis. Sep 12, 20 this video is about the tennis forehand and when to use open stance vs.
You will be automatically logged into the forums again. Today, there are two main types of forehands the neutral stance forehand which is traditional and the open stance forehand which is more modern. A tennis stance is the way you stand and position your feet before you hit the ball. Forehand footwork tennis drills, videos and coaching. The modern game of tennis is often associated with open stance forehands and backhands since they allow for more power and take less time to execute. An open stance refers to shifting the front foot slightly farther away from this target line. The closed stance can be used for both forehand and backhand shots. The only difference between the square stance and the open stance is that the foot nearer to the target is rotated a bit more towards the target and is placed a bit behind compared to where it is in the square stance. In the modern tennis methodology open stance forehand there is no issue of putting too much weight on one side of the body since the player will shift evenly from one foot to the other through the. Excesive torque on the ankle, knee, hip and lower back is associated with the closed stance forehand. Although the one handed backhand can be very well hit with a closed stance, it is achievable for a one hander to add an open stance to their repertoire.
In the prior tennis forehand post i discussed the two main types of forehands, the open stance forehand and the neutral stance forehand. What are the advantages of being open vs being closed. Learn why you should close your forehand stance duration. A closed stance is one where the toe line is not parallel to the target line but is rather crossing it in front of the ball. Now that weve set the grip right, we need to get in a ready position. Forehand stroke, open stance, closed stance, tennis accuracy, percentage of success. The stance or feet placement used by players to hit forehands typically fall in to one of four categories. For example when you are making an approach shot from a very low ball somewhere around the t line closed stance with extremely bent knees is the right thing to do. With semiwestern grips, either the open or semi open stance will work well.
When facing the net, as in the open stance, when you turn your upper body to load up for maximum torque, its as if you twisted a rubber band, then the band unwinds to produce a lot more torque than ever thought possible by standing sideways and trying to hit a forehand. It helps a player stay focused on the shot as opposed to rushing and looking down the court. For a right handed forehand, that would be the left shoulder or left side of the body. The proper archery stance more than just standing at a. Although open stance forehand is in 90% cases a better option, there are situations when closed stance is the preferred choice. Jun 29, 2018 this video covers the open stance forehands vs the closed stance forehands. Open stance vs closed stance in tennis corralejo tennis academy. And last but not least everyones stroke mechanics are a little different, so when you get a neutral ball you could hit with any stance, hit the. The open stance footwork on your tennis forehand is best used when. Tennis forehand stances open vs neutral stance feel tennis.
Next, i am going to show you the three stances to hit a forehand. It all starts with the stance, getting the hips about 30 closed. You can hit forehands in the open or closed stance. Whats the difference between an open and closed stance. If the ball is too far to reach it with an open stance then youll simply have to hit a forehand on the run and recover later. The most common discrepancy between teaching methods is the open vs closed debate.
The only difference in the closed stance forehand of rodgeror his neutral and open stance for that matter in comparing to the closed stance twohanded backhand of novak is the power l positionand that the front foot is the left foot in rodgers case. Like the open and closed golf stances, the position of the feet has a tendency to. Both types of forehands are utilized amongst the professional players today and both can be effective at all levels of play. Open stance forehands vs closed stance forehands youtube.
Many coaches dont like the closed stance forehand and discourage their students from using it. In that the eastern forehand is a more classic oriented grip, it is usually best to hit this ball while in a closed stance. Feb 10, 2014 open, closed, semi open and neutral stance. For a one handed backhand, do a unit turn with the racket leg in front and the racket shoulder pointing to the net. How to hit an open stance forehand bleacher report. Subscribe to our youtube channel and check out our fb and instagram pages. The killer forehand also is hit using the neutral stance where the front foot steps forward toward the target. In this video i will go over the advantages and disadvantages of each and talk about when to use each one. I think this is one reason that pete sampras running forehand is so devastating. Tennis is a sport that has evolved tremendously over the. If my feet get very wide and very far apart, now its going to be difficult for me to transfer my weight to the left and im going to not get as far into the court as i want to later. In this forehand tip oti instructor ean meyer explains how you can practice the semiopen stance. The tennis serve stance is one of the key components associated with hitting a great serve because it sets the foundation for the entire service motion.
Open stance tennis forehand modern quick reaction time w. The debate over open versus closedstance groundstrokes has raged for more than a decade. Note that the appearance of dropping the racket on the edge happens only when you hold an eastern or a semiwestern forehand grip just a bit more closed. When taking a neutral golf stance, your feet should be parallel to each other and if you laid a golf club in front of your toes, it should point directly at the target. When you have to run forward to reach to the ball or hit an approach shot, you should use the.
This video is about the tennis forehand and when to use open stance vs. Simona halep forehand drop on the edge vs roger federer drop on the face of the racket. If you take a look at some of the matches from the 70s and 80s you can. Tennis how to hit an open stance forehand eduardo afini contributor iii august 28, 2009 comments. Impacts of a square, closed, and open stance in golf golf. And last but not least everyones stroke mechanics are a little different, so when you get a neutral ball you could hit with any stance, hit the stance that is most comfortableeffective for you.
Many players played with continental grips on every shot and only the closed stance position. Juan martin del potro can produce a lot of linear power by going. Discover the number 1 forehand mistake recreational tennis players make. Jun 11, 2015 although open stance forehand is in 90% cases a better option, there are situations when closed stance is the preferred choice. Other, more traditional coaches will tell you that the only way to play is with the standard tennis stance that has been taught for years. And also accuracy did not have any influence to choice of forehand stroke among the intermediate tennis players.
This is contrary to the forehand where most players will explode up with the legs into the shot, propelling them off the ground. Jul 23, 2015 in this video i discuss whether or not you should hit open stance forehands or more neutral stance forehands. Nov 20, 2016 a closed stance is ideal for topspin approach shots. This research could improve the training protocol design for teaching the closed stance and open stance strokes. Tennis forehand stances open vs neutral stancedecember 27, 2017. If you are an eastern forehand player, you are limited to the semi open and closed stances. Why should you open your stance during the golf swing. I am using semi open for runaround forehands but for in place forehand i am using open stance for some. Most modern forehands are hit with a semi open or open. Three primary forehand stances open stance, closed stance and. How to hit a neutral stance forehand tennis nation.
If you use a western grip, the open stance will be extremely effective. Dec 27, 2017 the open stance forehand has been quite fashionable in the last years because tv commentators and tennis coaches have been pointing it out a lot and some have even suggested that you should play. Top 3 reasons why you need the open stance forehand. Again, i realize that in certain circumstances maybe if youre running for a shot youre going to be a lot more closed than that, or pretty much square if you get jammed up on a ball or something along those lines.
If you watch top level tennis these days juniors, college or pro you will rarely see players using the classic, oldschool footwork when hitting their forehands turn sideways and step toward the ball with the left foot right handers. We all know that tennis is a very individual sport and each individual can have a unique way of hitting each shot. How to hit a neutral stance forehand tennis nation racquet. Eastern vs semiwestern vs western grips and respective racket angle. In this forehand tip oti instructor ean meyer explains how you can practice the semi open stance. The debate over open versus closed stance groundstrokes has raged for more than a decade. The closed golf stance, with the right foot withdrawn a couple of inches farther from the direction line than the left, makes it easier to get the full backswing, probably with a flattened plane, but tends to restrict the forward swing. Or more simply, the toe line of a closed stance will be aimed at the right of the target. But that doesnt mean that neutral stance forehands or stepping into the ball are obsolete and that you shouldnt be using them in your tennis game. In this article, well break down how to stand for your serve into bitesized chunks so that its easy to follow along. Proper groundstrokes are no happen stance tennis server. Currently there is much debate in professional tennis circles over common ground stroke stances, of which there are 4 variations.246 51 879 1135 1450 689 490 43 520 1365 1314 590 349 814 283 367 1168 512 316 1018 1127 124 1156 1063 951 1406 1432 374 930 374 185 1078 497 281 1029 1397 1038 284 1469 900 1121 1373 1382 523 1348 401 916 1333 549 1319 750