Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.