Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified 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 when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely 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 opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved 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 above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.