Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further 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 engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.