Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which 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 good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
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 swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on 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 lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.