Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an 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 known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.