Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or 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 proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.