Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move 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 even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent 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 do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.