Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, 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 or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. 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 don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.