Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to 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.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.