Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss 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 give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. 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.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.