Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity 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 towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier 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, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. 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 over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.