Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
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 letting their racket slide 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.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut 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 need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve 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 as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.