Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows 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 be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.