Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.