Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to 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 backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging 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 keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.