Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles in is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on 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 above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.