Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember 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 a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over 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 be facing your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.