Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.