Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.