Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.