Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
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 either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward 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 while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.