Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping 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 left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.