Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.