Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.