Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped 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 have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards 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 occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.