Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.