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The first step of the tennis forehand is the pivot and shoulder turn. You execute this step as soon as you realize that you are hitting a tennis forehand. This step also starts your tennis racket take back. It's important to note that your arms DO NOT DO ANYTHING during this step. It's the shoulders that start the racket take back on your tennis forehand. Simply put, your body turns sideways and the racket comes along for the ride. If you watch the video, when Frank demonstrates the pivot and shoulder turn during his tennis forehand, both hands stay on the racket.