Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. 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 swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.