Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to 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 when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and 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 space.