Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have 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 who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.