Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the 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 whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will 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. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are 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 face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.