Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get 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 the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. 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 do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.