Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve 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 hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. 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 happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.