Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.