Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the 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 provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier 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 referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.