Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Be aware 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 when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for 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 have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.