Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and 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 in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind 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 curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm 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 problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.