Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the 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 ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.