Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough 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 want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
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 curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.