Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.