Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when 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 swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.