Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.