Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as 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 need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-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 a chance to swing.