Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. 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 your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.