Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. 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 lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners 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 using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.