Hand placement and swing path are different in every striking sport!


  • Make sure you are always watching the ball the entire time! 

Prepare your body

  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Weight on back foot
  • Body is sideways with shoulder facing the ball
  • Bat, stick, club or racket reaches far for backswing

Forward motion

  • Feet move the body in line with the ball
  • Rotate hips and trunk as bat, club, stick or racket is brought forward
  • Weight transfers from back foot to front foot
  • Bat, racket, club, or stick strikes the object

Follow through

  • Full follow through along the swing path

Seeing what direction the ball flies after the strike can give hints to error in technique or stance.