Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good 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 critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.