FOREHAND OVERVIEW SERIES PART 4 - GETTING TO CONTACT ON THE FOREHAND. In this video, SportsEdTV Director of Tennis, John Eagleton, describes how to get to optimal contact on the forehand. Learn the technique for getting full arm extension at contact like Federer and Nadal. Learn to position of the racquet prior to hitting and how to create space to execute the shot with optimal racquet head speed. This is video four is a seven-video series that breaks down the forehand fundamentals for today's game.