Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.