forehand stroke

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Noun1.forehand stroke - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)forehand stroke - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
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The best subset multiple regression used in the study demonstrated that angular velocity at impact during internal rotation of the shoulder joint (VcontShlE) is strongly correlated with VRmax and VRcont during top-spin forehand strokes. It seems likely that in table tennis internal rotation of the arm in shoulder joint plays an important role in coordination of forehand stroke.
Click on The Forehand, a $38 instruction DVD explaining the forehand stroke in tennis.
I understand the win has rekindled Irvine Welsh's creative juices and he is writing a novel about what Murray did when he got back to his hotel.It brings new meaning to the term forehand stroke.
"Your chest muscles are the driving force behind a strong serve and forehand stroke," says Duane Knudson, a biomechanist (scientist who studies the physics of human movement) at California State University at Chico.
She has a blistering, 100-plus miles per hour serve, a powerful backhand, a graceful forehand stroke, and she is so quick that she really believes that she can get any ball that is hit in her vicinity.
Since the game is basically the same standing up or sitting down, the forehand stroke, backhand and serve are taught the same way.
Once these essentials are ingrained, we are ready to move into the drill program designed to develop a consistent forehand stroke.
If you're trying to improve your forehand stroke, for example, you can pitch your medicine ball as if you were hitting a tennis ball with a racquet.
Experts often attribute this to poor backhand technique, improper serving, and late forehand stroke. Advanced players tend to feel pain on the inside (medial part) of the elbow, usually because of strain from hitting powerful serves.
Noteworthy is that the back leg's hip extension moment and the angular displacement of the pelvis during the 2BH are comparable with those observed by Iino and Kojima (2001) during a forehand stroke, thus suggesting certain analogy between the roles of the lower extremities in trunk rotation in 2BH and forehand strokes.
They were hitting the balls only with a forehand stroke. The balls were sent in a way, so that the subjects did not have to leave the starting position to reach the ball, they just had to use their common stroke position.
The results from the present study support the notion that with the use of the LC balls, participants may have more time to track and set up, therefore providing a greater window of opportunity to generate solid contact for their forehand stroke. Considering the enhanced performance found when using the LC balls, the results of this study suggest that the slower pace of the game due to the scaling of the ball and court size has an immediate positive effect on the forehand groundstroke performance in these children.