Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing 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 known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get 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 even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure 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 produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. 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 above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.