Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if 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 keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.