The stroke will evolve as the player improves. This means the simplest version, the flat forehand, will transform into a slice or topspin forehand with time and practice.
Different types of forehands:
This is one of the most used strokes during a match. The ball is hit laterally and in front of the body to end with a short follow-through that allows us to be ready for the next shot.
This is a shot whose main aim is to allow us to get to the net. It is a slow, deep shot with the maximum possible effect on the ball.
This stroke is more common in tennis but it has been perfectly adapted to padel. The difference between the topspin forehand and the slice forehand is that, for a topspin forehand, the ball is hit with the racket moving from down to up which allows a lot of spin to be generated and gives the ball a parabolic trajectory.
To practice the flat forehand, our coach positions a band of tape across the back of the court at hip height. The aim of this exercise is to hit the ball without hitting the tape with the racket.
5. Improving "la Bandeja"
"La bandeja" is one the sport’s most characteristic strokes, while at the same time being one of the most difficult to execute correctly. In general, this stroke is used by a player who wants to maintain their attacking position (near the net) when the other player has played a lob. In addition to this first objective, the tray can also produce a lot of winners when played aggressively.