Learning Forehand and Backhand

By Sue Gardiner

Here, Sue teaches us how to make the Forehand and Backhand shots that are so critical to developing a competitive game.

Watch this video carefully, particularly on the Backhand.  As Sue shifts her body and moves her arm back to make a backhand shot she rotates the paddle in her hand slightly so that her thumb lies against the back of the paddle.  Then, as she follows through she uses the thumb to point where she is trying to drive the ball.