Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s 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 known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.