Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.