Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.