Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets 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 which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.