Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.