Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. 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 hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep 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 end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.