Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.