Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at 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.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.