Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t 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 due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on 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 whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.