Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone 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. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely 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 proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s 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 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 the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.