Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want 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 holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral 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 your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-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 swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.