Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember 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 a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.