Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.