Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.