Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.