Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even 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.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.