Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left 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. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.