Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice 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 new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to 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 always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems 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 holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.