Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther 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 properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
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 tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.