Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then 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 prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.