Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to 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 aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed 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 when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.