Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.