Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.