Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at 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 get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor 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. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.