Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far 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 hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an 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 are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over 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 prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.