Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s 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 referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind 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.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.