Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight 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 would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.