Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing 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 correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards 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 arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed 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. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.