Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or 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 spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.