Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.