Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. 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 even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.