Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to 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 effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip 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 important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have 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 resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.