Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use 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 with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.