Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could result in injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.