Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip 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.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.