Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit 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 remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from 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. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.