Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.