Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way 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 referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward 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 remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your 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 energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if left-handed. 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 that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.