Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging 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.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will stop 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 to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.