Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. 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 typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded 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. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.