Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, 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.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. 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 a chance to swing.