Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of 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 crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
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 swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve 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 remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.