Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.