Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
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 path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.