Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss 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 hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with 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 dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.