Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, 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 what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players 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 with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.