Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will 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. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.