Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing 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 strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over 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 swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.