Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards 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 have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on 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 injuries.
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 stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing 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 as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much space.