Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards 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 the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in 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 draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.