RACHEL STUHLMANN gave her fans an insight into one of her tennis training sessions with an Instagram post today.
The social media star once claimed to SunSport she could have been a pro, and still tries to keep her skills sharp.
Rachel Stuhlmann grinned as she took to the court
The Insta star showed off her training session
Donning a purple top and black shorts, Rachel focused on her forehand during her latest session.
And she decided to channel her inner Casper Ruud – protege of the great Rafael Nadal.
Accompanying a video of herself showing off her strokes, Rachel wrote: “Get your feet and inside-out forehands going with Casper’s “2 Ball Forehand Domination” @topcourt drill, where the first step to the ball and first step in recovery are the most important and will give you time to prepare and find space.
“Remember that a dominant forehand starts with good movement, and realistic patterns like this one is key to finding rhythm and confidence in points
Norwegian Ruud, 24, still regularly attends the Rafael Nadal Academy in Mallorca.
He has enjoyed great success to date in his career, particularly in 2022.
The affable star reached two Grand Slam finals last year, at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows.
Ruud suffered a chastening defeat to his idol Nadal in the French Open final, in scenes captured by the Netflix cameras for Break Point.
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Casper Ruud has an enviable forehand
The influencer reckons she could have been a tennis pro
He then lost again in his second Slam final, falling to rising Spanish superstar Carlos Alcaraz.
As pointed out by Rachel, however, his forehand remains as potent as any in the game at the moment – despite his near misses at the Majors.
On her own exploits, Rachel told SunSport in December: “I knew I was good enough and could eventually get there.
“But I thought the reality was that it would take me five to seven years to get to the top and I didn’t want to live the lifestyle that came along with playing in small cities and essentially living out of a car.”
Rachel has gathered a large social media following
She regularly posts snaps for her fans even off the court