Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.