Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. 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. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.