Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know 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 due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order 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 a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and 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 opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.