Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct 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 aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.