Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important 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 error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. 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 forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.