Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more 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 use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player 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 happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.