Tennis is a very well-known sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on 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 head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.