The forehand drive is an attacking stroke played against long or medium length balls.
Start in the ready position.
Rotate your body to the right, turning your hips.
Elbow and bat rotate back with you.
Close the bat angle.
Shift your weight on to your back foot, right foot for a right-handed player.
The body moves the arm, not the arm moving the body.
Hips and shoulders rotate forwards to meet ball.
The arm moves forward with body.
Accelerate forearm slightly as you make contact.
Weight transfers forwards to the front foot.
Bat angle stays closed throughout shot.
Hit the ball at the peak of the bounce and out in front of you.
Keep a small gap between your elbow and your body.
Follow through, forward and upward.
The bat should finish pointing in the direction you have hit the ball.
Return to the ready position.