Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even 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 thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.