Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always 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 are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.