Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.