Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity 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 of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.