Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.