Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or 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 remember is that your forehand’s 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 called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.