Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.