Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s 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 in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.