Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a 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 should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are 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 be facing your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.