Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to remember 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 referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.