Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be done 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 move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.