Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified 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 hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold 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 of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved 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 in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.