Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong 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 game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. 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. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.