Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.