Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor 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 cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what 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 it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.