Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must 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 injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.