Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest 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.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.