Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more 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 proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt 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 with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.