Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped 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 do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of an effective 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 and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly 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 shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to 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 typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.