Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial 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 missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right 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 stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.