Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill 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 properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not to your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.