Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. 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. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with 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. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind 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. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.