Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember 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 known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing 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 lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.