Tennis is a hugely popular sport. 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 more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players 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 letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. 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, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.