Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.