Let’s kick off our forehand tips with a certified Neilson fact: tennis is an absolute dream.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the beach or centre court (although you do have to be pretty special to reach the centre court), whacking a tiny ball over a net is incredibly fun. Ask anyone who’s ever tried it. But, as fun as tennis is, it gets even better once you’ve nailed your technique.

What’s your forehand like? If you’re not returning balls with a precise, bullet-like shot, then read on, as we’re going to go through some techniques that’ll turn your forehand into a bread-and-butter-like stroke.

If you’ve already mastered your forehand, read ahead anyway, you just might step it up another level.