Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s 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 referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind 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. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.