Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that 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 how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.