Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.