Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their 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 correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand 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 to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce 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 result in injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on 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 over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.