Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss 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 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 be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.