Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above 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 swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.