Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.