Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.