Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished 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 move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.