Very early in my coaching career I realized that looking at groundstrokes as forehand and backhand just wasn't enough to develop high performance players. Each incoming ball is different, each forehand and backhand are different, so the key to a successful tennis experience is to develop the ability to handle all different types of ball coming to the forehand or to the backhand side. In addition the player has to be able to hit the ball back with the desired combination of hight, direction, spin and speed. The goal is not to develop the forehand or the backhand but to develop stroke flexibility - the ability to adjust and adapt. This video explains the different types of shots that need to practice and master to develop a solid technical base.