Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance 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 they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.