Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing 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 swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.