Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face 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 down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.