Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. 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. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at 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 swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. 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 take the ball back if this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.