Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct 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 get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
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 the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.