Tennis is among the most played 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 according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or 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.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with 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 point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.