Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.