Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend 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 proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice 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 with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.