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 skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.