Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards 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 inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. 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 get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.