Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.