Forehand Push

The forehand push is a defensive shot played against short, low balls.


  • Start in the ready position.


  • Short backswing, bring your bat backwards and out to the side of your body.

  • Bat angle is slightly open.

  • Keep your wrist straight.

  • Maintain a small gap between your elbow and your hip.


  • The shot is played slightly to the side of your body.

  • The arm moves forwards to meet the ball.

  • The movement comes mostly from your elbow.

  • The bat angle stays open throughout the shot.

  • Take the ball at the peak of the bounce (or slightly earlier) and out in front.


  • Follow through forwards and slightly downwards.

  • The bat finishes pointing in the direction the ball has travelled.

  • Return to the ready position.


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