Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must 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 have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded 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 happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.