Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.