Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how 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 critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. 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 instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn 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 always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.