Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. 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. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing 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.