Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely 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 correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in 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 those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent 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 give any part of your body too much space.