Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty 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 the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top 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 will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.