Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.