Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
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’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss 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 have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished 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 hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.