Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct 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’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 referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.