Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more 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 in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.