Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side , not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.