Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.