United States Tennis Association

Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided 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 the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.

The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.

Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.

Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.

When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.

Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.

Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.

Tennis players who have 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 be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.