Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end 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 low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.