Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward 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 your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try 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 with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.