Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.