Pros and Cons

The Forehand Open Plane Swing

Initially, The Forehand Open Plane Swing is the basic swing that the player should adopt. There are both Pros and Cons for the player if this basic swing is the only basic Swing used.

However, this is not the case because the backswing also leads into The Forehand Open To Closed Plane Swing, The Forehand Open Plane Restricted Swing and The Forehand Open To Extended Plane Swing.

Because the player uses the four basic swings, there are no Cons and therefore no need to discuss the Cons but only the Pros. The challenge the player has is to choose the correct swing.

The Pros

The opening of the racquet face allows the player to choose either four swings.


Opening the racquet face on the backswing encourages the player to swing through the Ideal Height (Orange Zone) somewhere between shoulder and knee.

This allows and encourages the player to reflex and in particular to volley.

The backswing (opening the face) allows the player to volley reflex. Furthermore, it encourages the player to volley when returning serve.

This encourages the player to take the ball early and stroke and not poke at the ball.

If required the swing is extremely powerful.

When intercepting the ball the player can reflex with power. 

The backswing is extremely deceptive.

The player can either drop or drive. Furthermore, the player could also lob.

The backswing assists the player to play a slice drop by opening the racquet face to the required angle for a slice drop and maintaining that angle throughout the entire backswing.

On the forward swing the natural angle for the slice drop is easily found as the player after opening the face slightly more returns the face to the required angle.








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