Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing 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 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 cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.