Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, 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 or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets 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, allowing your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.