Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the 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 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 your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend 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 fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have 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 with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.