Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even 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 accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make 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 to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have 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 an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.