Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have 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 have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.