Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.