Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight 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 provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. 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 aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. For instance, 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 move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.