Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know 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 their backhands as 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 areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you 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 of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely 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. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.