Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.