Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on 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 aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.