Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards 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-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.