Tennis is one of the most loved 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 ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method 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 path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.