Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could 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 left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.