Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.