Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.