Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error 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 when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind 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 shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get 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 even as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.