Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
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 be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, 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.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring 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 usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. 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 dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.