Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability 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 properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards 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 will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind 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 heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.