Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.