Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players 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. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.