Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be very dangerous because 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.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
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 twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of 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 face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.