Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with 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 be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded 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 occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.