Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball 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 provide you with the best chance 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 known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing 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 lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.