Grip—the same as backhand
Stance—the same as backhand except that your knees are only slightly bent at approximately 170 degrees because you are not hitting the ball below your knees but above your shoulder (4.11a).
Step and swing—the same as backhand except for the following:
1. Your step is short, 1 to 2 feet (.3 to .6 m), because you are not looking to get low to generate power.
2. The racquet and elbow begin to move forward and across the shoulder.
3. Wrist is cocked back at approximately a 45-degree angle as you start to swing (4.11b).