Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way 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 of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and 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 space to swing.