Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
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 and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from 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 correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.