Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing 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 thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and 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 shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.