Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game 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. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s 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 or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.