Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip 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 thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. 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 move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.