Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. 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 do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners 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 letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.