Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
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 swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in 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 usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.