Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type 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 as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.