Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished 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. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.