Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.