Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with 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 get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with a more 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 known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure 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 carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.