Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. 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 have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. 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 space.