Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. 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. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.