Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind 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 a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over 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. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.