Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning 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. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if 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 lower your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.