Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember 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 referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues 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 should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.