Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up 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 method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players 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 good grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much space.