Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who 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 face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.