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Proper Technique for Hitting a Slice Forehand in Pickleball

The Art of Pickleball Coach Jerry Jaffe

Jerry Jaffe

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The slice forehand is a great shot to use when returning your opponent’s serve. You can hit this shot on the move as you advance to the frontcourt. The key is to make solid contact in front of your body with an open paddle, then follow through as you extend your arm toward the target. Try to position your elbow so it’s in front of your ribcage at contact. Avoid hitting this shot as a drive since it tends to rise and could fly out of bounds. 

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