Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path 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 known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.