Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. 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 lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.