Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that 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, it should be facing 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 down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.