Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.