Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not 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. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.