Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards 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 the ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis beginners 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 holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing 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, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.