Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on 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 heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.