Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.