Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in 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 path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, 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 over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.