Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight 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 can affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies 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 position. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.