Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.