Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. 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 do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.