Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.