Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.