Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
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 be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.