Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.