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 skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues 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 with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.