Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a 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 the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be done 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 move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.