Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed 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 lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.