Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or 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 opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.