Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with 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 who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.