The Guest Post today is provided by Eric Woolf. Eric Woolf is a sports fan in tennis, football, and baseball. He currently lives in Cincinnati and helps out a local tennis racket shop called Midwest Sports. He occasionally tweets through the Midwest Sports Twitter page @midwestsports.
I decided to write up a post explaining some of the great players with outstanding tennis shots. We often overlook how amazing and skilled these pros are so I first wanted to explain the great hitting power of Fernando Verdasco.
Fernando Verdasco effectively hits on the run—a challenge for many players. He plants his left foot, begins to push off forward, and then explodes off his back foot into the ball. Even though you usually don't want to hit a forehand with a fully extended arm, this shot is an exception.
Verdasco hitting the ball early is vital. In a balanced fashion, Verdasco completes his follow-through over his right shoulder landing on his right foot.
Verdasco spins on his front foot and then extends his left leg to stop his forward movement. By doing a full shoulder rotation, Verdasco is able to aptly prepare for the next shot. He ends his shot by holding his racquet with his off hand to give his hitting hand a rest keeping the wrist loose and ready to whip more topspin.