Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend 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. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping 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 point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.