Tennis is a very popular 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 forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.