Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with 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. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind 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 over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent 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 don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.