Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards 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 even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished 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 hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.