Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance 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. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing 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 room to swing.