Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.