Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.