Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about 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 position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball 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 give you 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 path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.