Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get 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 as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. 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 lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.