Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. 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 will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.