Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, 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.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use 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 above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.