When you hit an attacking forehand from the baseline you should use semi-open stance and impact the ball at your shoulder or chest level, so higher than when you play a normal ball. For an attacking backhand from the baseline you should use closed stance, lean forward, hit and lift the back foot.
Also question is, how do you hit an open stance backhand?
Also to know is, what is a closed stance in tennis?
Closed stance forehand, with your left foot in the front (right handed person,) ensures that your body does the necessary body rotation for back swing and by keeping your body weight on your front foot throughout the whole stroke makes it bio mechanically a much easier shot than an open stance forehand.
Do you use your body when using a proper backhand?
The weight of your body will be centered on the front leg, which allows players to rotate strongly around the ball. While on the forehand side, players utilize the Open Stance more often because of its quicker preparation, on the backhand side the neutral stance is the most used.
Like the forehand, the basic swing pattern starts on one side of your body, moves forward and across, and ends on the other side of your body. But unlike the forehand, the backhand is hit with the back of your dominant hand facing the direction of the stroke.
The first one that we will practice is the neutral stance. Let’s stand sideways. It’s an easy ball, it lands in the middle. I stand sideways, hit and stay as is.
The best stance for each shot is different and depends on many factors, including, a player’s position on the court, the grip, and the angle and pace of the ball coming towards the player. 4 different stances are used in the game today, these include the open, semi-open, neutral, and closed stances.