Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the 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 with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above 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 stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.