Tennis is among the most loved 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 skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.