Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know 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 lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished 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 swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.