Tennis is a hugely popular sport. 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 forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know 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 position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much space.