Learn from Rafa - shoulder high FH contact point


Lots to learn here from Rafa.

Notice how far out in front of his body he makes contact with this shoulder high ball. This allows for the correct racket path (slightly flatter) and rhythm (slower to faster at and just after impact) through the shot as well as presenting the opportunity for him to rotate his shoulders/upper body - see his left hitting shoulder slightly in front of his right, thus allowing for his superb extension out towards the target. His head remains perfectly still and over his centre of gravity minimising any postural sway giving him perfect balance as he executes his vicious forehand.