Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the 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 known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.