Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.