Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the 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 will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.