Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. 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 you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished 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 swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.