Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always 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 move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have 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 head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.