Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.