Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as 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 kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if 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 and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.