Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.