Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.