Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.