Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.