Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.