Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper 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 don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s 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 referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in 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. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with 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 with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop 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 to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.