Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep 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 be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.