Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.