This video addresses the concept of “Lag and Snap” on the modern forehand, and what you should do to make your forehand a consistent, powerful stroke.

The concept of “Lag and Snap” on the forehand was introduced in 2015 as the “new and best way” to hit a forehand. Learn about myths and truths of the lag and snap concept in this video. You will also learn what is the best way to develop your forehand to achieve optimum power and control.

5 Responses

  1. Jon
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    I’ve been playing tennis since I was 5 – I was serious in my youth, recreational from 20 to 35, and serious again from 35 to now (48). I’ve had a lot (a lot) of experience with personal and online coaching (plus books) and I want to say that you are the best coach I’ve found so far. For me, it’s easy to determine who knows what they’re talking about and who doesn’t – I try it out and see if it works. That serve series has some things that I’ve never heard before (or never heard explained in the right way) and I’m a bit blown away. I haven’t encorporated everything yet but two things really stand out – the relaxation during a certain part of the movement and the toss. I initially thought you misspoke when you were speaking on relaxation – you were talking about a movement happening by itself and I thought, that can’t be true- but I tried it and – wow, the sound. I’m now 100% convinced. All that effort I was putting into my serve – the wasted years.

    Good things are happening, thanks for getting me out of my rut. Please put out these packages for some other strokes. If you’re a 1-handed, would love to hear your insights.

    Grateful,

    Jon

  2. sangoksa
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    I just started following your teachings. I am going through your serve course now. I must say you are a talented teacher, seeing your explanations of techniques. Thanks. Keep up the good work.

  3. rich
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    How different is this concept of petting
    the dog , by allowing the racket to be facing
    down on completion of forehand back swing,
    is lag created by this movement of the hand
    where the wrist arch backwards naturally before
    swinging forward?

    • Brian Kelly
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      It seems to me that the shoulder needs to lead the way into contact. By just focusing on this in shadow swings you can feel the racquet wanting to naturally begin a lag. Similar to the round house kick in Karate the ball of the supporting foot needs to rotate on the ground allowing the kicking leg to swing into contact.

  4. Don Carter
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    Really good and helpful video

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