Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.