Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when 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 be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have 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 that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as 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.