Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing 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, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.