Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
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 toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.