Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip 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.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally 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 remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face 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 swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.