Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with 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 of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-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.