Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.