Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order 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 good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning 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 low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.