Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.