Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their 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 use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct 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 be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are best for 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 who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.