Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or even 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 accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift 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 which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with 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 shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.