View Full Version : Elke Clijsters' FOREHAND

Dec 1st, 2003, 08:34 PM
Whenever I see her play, I always find it an "awkward" motion :tape:
It looks as if the whole racquet sticks to her right arm. She doesn't use her wrist much to generate power, does she? Has anyone else noticed this too? I know I'm not really good at the technical terms, but I tried to explain it. It just looks rather unorthodox! I can't find (good) pictures of Elke's forehand either :(

Dec 1st, 2003, 08:37 PM

Dec 1st, 2003, 09:24 PM
I know nothing about the technics :D But it's not a FH like we all used to see...anyway...I think Tauziat's FH was from the same sort....no?

Dec 1st, 2003, 11:41 PM
Weird forehand!! Her arm stays straight during the motion

Dec 8th, 2003, 08:07 PM
This isn't the same kind of forehand, is it?! This picture was taken almost 2 years ago btw.


Dec 9th, 2003, 12:03 PM
I think it's the same and diferent at the same time ;) Well, in the first picture she is taking a ball that's bouncing very high, in the second the ball is a lot lower and she's also more at the end of her movement. You have to adjust your technic because it's a different kind of ball, but it stays +- the same forehand ofcourse

Dec 20th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Yes, she does hold her racket strangely, I wouldn't be able to play like that... :o:o

But then again, who am I to judge another's tennis skills :o:o

Dec 22nd, 2003, 07:27 PM
I play tennis also and that is a weird forehand! :eek:

Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:52 PM

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Dec 26th, 2003, 12:01 PM
It is a really weird forehand, but I think some other players play like that too.