Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two main categories 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 what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about 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.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.