Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis 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 are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.