Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with 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 swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.