Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s 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 your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on 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 right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.