Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice 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.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move 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 be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.