Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging 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.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a 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 will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
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 problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.