Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end 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 an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over 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 point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.