Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having 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 can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.