Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.