Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could 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.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done 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 over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.