Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in 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 draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.