Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability 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 aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.