Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on 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 effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.