Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability 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 what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing 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 a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind 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. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.