Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about 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 properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. 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 problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.