Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit 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 be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.