Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for 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 that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.