Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets 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 the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use 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 that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.