Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct 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’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, 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.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.