Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.