Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.