Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s 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 a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. 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.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be done 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 heads 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 face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.