Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor 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 as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand 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. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.