Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.