Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.