Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, 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 struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.