Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.