Tennis Drill Demonstration
The player rallies with the coach using forehand cross court. The player alternates regular follow through (to the left side) and Nadal's follow through (over the hitting shoulder).
Modern tennis is a quick sport so players don't have too much time to react to aggressive shots. This change forces tennis players to make adjustments in their technique to maintain control over the ball.
In this drill, the player hits with different follow throughs to learn how to use different techniques of the forehand. Regular follow through favors deep balls so players should use it whenever they have time to prepare the shot and they want to hit the ball to the baseline. Nadal's follow through is the best option if players are under pressure or if they aim for the angles instead of depth.
Drill tags: cross court, federer, forehand, nadal