Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind 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 be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.