Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.