Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake 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 while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural 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 that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
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 bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.