Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try 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 hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over 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 lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.