Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember 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 a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more 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 you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.