Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.