Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone 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 further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method 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 approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.