Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.