Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their 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 engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.