Tennis is a very well-known sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.