Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.