Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.