Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to 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 lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as 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. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.