Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that 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 have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up 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 give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken 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 be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.