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    Ideal contact height for forehand topspin

    I watched some pro videos and looked at the height of contact.

    Often in comparison to the net it was hit around net height or so and lower against backspin but I'm more talking in relation to the body.

    I have seen many pros staying rather low and then hit the ball around chest high.


    But when I hit it is more like waist high.

    What is the advantage of going low and hitting the ball at the height of the chest or even shoulder especially when the ball is below or at net height and not bouncing high?

    For example in this video
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    Can't see any video there, but my guess is if you contact at chest height your swing has to go mostly forwards. If you play the ball from waist height your swing is more likely to go upwards and make lower shot quality.

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    For some reason adding links doesn't work for me

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    https://youtu.be/u7zsVJ_yqAQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brs
    Can't see any video there, but my guess is if you contact at chest height your swing has to go mostly forwards. If you play the ball from waist height your swing is more likely to go upwards and make lower shot quality.

    That makes sense, if you bring down the shoulders (where the arm is attached) closer to net level and you hit the ball at about net level it is easier to pull forward more horizontally.


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    But is it that you hit the ball to late or that you are standing tall? Feel like you should try to hit the ball at the highest point since then you can play more forward. I think many players stand pretty wide and bend the legs a lot to be able to get power from the ground and move well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lula
    But is it that you hit the ball to late or that you are standing tall? Feel like you should try to hit the ball at the highest point since then you can play more forward. I think many players stand pretty wide and bend the legs a lot to be able to get power from the ground and move well.

    I think I'm probably standing too tall. I notice I hit the ball better when I'm lower but it is hard to sustain that as my legs start burning . I probably need to get fitter

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    #7
    Hos wide Do you stand? Maybe harder to move but if you stand wider you get lower.

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