Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move 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. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.