Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get 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, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
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 bodies. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over 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 be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.