Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the 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 directed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.