Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could 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. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping 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, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.