Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms 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. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.