Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. 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, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with 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 that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.