Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.