Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your 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 do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on 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 left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.