Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand 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 called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing 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 face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.