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yeh i got a habbit of jumping but its something my coach and other coaches ive hit with have told me not to do. its about transfering your weight forward so just stay on the ground
 

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Jumping is a side effect of hitting a powerful forehand after setting up from the ground up. It is an end itself, not a means to an end.
 

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The posts above me mostly are correct .
Simple fact is if your in the air before the racquet hits the ball its usless and mostly a show instead of skill .
how is it useless? you get power by pushing from the ground(not necessarily a jump though). you push from the ground roughly around the time you hit, which would cause you to make contact while in the air.
 
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