Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful 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 having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning 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 starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have 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 hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.