Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order 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 sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even 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 correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. 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 prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.