Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.