Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.