Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two major categories 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 their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either 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 to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.