Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit 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 sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly 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 swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.