Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. 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 help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.