Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their 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 method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier 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 swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with 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 above their head and over their shoulder. 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 over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.