Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above 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 are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.