Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. 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. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use 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 who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.