Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-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.