Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
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 as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards 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 are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.