Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. 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. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport 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 loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight 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 an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach 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 your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will stop 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 allow any side of your body too much room.