Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and 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 swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get 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. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.