Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could 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.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try 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 who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.