Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if 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 move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. 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 pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.