Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip 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 important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.