Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while 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 important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. 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 using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. 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 head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.