Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. 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 having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing 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 in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.