Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important 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 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. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.